Saturday, May 27, 2006

"The memetic marketplace"

Oh, man, do I love that phrase. Regulars at p3 better get used to it.

The context is a press release by our friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, quoting a California state appeals court decision:
[A] fundamental purpose of the First Amendment […] is to identify the best, most important, and most valuable ideas not by any sociological or economic formula, rule of law, or process of government, but through the rough and tumble competition of the memetic marketplace.

DailyKOS has the full story--also sweet--which is that the CA courts ruled that website editors are journalists entitled to protection from being compelled to reveal their sources under the state's shield laws.

Memes want to be free!

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