This week, Katharine Trendacosta of the Electronic Frontier Foundation joins the show to talk about data rights, intellectual property, and digital free speech in Star Trek and our own world.. On the episode, we talk about the EFF’s efforts to create a Star Trek future and not a Mirror Universe one, how the Federation protects the digital rights of its citizens, IP law of the future, the obsolescence of ownership in a digital future, why security experts are Luddites, the Aeneid and the Divine Comedy as fan fic, punching up on CBS, the biometric Bill of Rights, Dukat’s Internet Off-Switch, and why LCARS *must* be open-source.
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