Vint Cerf: The government is going overboard in Internet copyright control
Posted in: Government & Policy at 15/11/2011 19:06
"When Bob and I started writing the specs for the Internet in 1973..."
Only a handful of people can start a sentence anything like that.
Today, Vint Cerf, one of the godfathers of the Internet, stood on a stage at the Google campus and addressed attendees of Atmosphere, the company's cloud computing event.
Today, Cerf gave the audience strong words on contemporary issues of intellectual property, open-source development and the need for better security -- not on the part of developers or companies, but on the part of normal Internet users.
Cerf calls Internet governance critical issue in high tech
Vint Cerf, widely considered one of the fathers of the Internet, said Monday that Internet governance is one of the most critical issues in the high-tech world.
Cerf, speaking at the Google Atmosphere event in Palo Alto, Calif., said the Internet is a disruptive influence in most areas of people's lives and that it is making a lot of governments around the world nervous.
Father Of The Internet Says "Shoot The Patent Lawyer"
Vint Cerf, one of the inventors of the Internet and now a Google evangelist, still thinks open standards will win in the end.
He just finished speaking on stage at Atmosphere, the company's cloud computing event at its headquarters in Mountain View.