Filmed at the Burning Man Festival in 2013.
John Gilmore talks about "Civil Rights in Cyberspace" at Palenque Norte 2013.
Bio: John Gilmore is the co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Cygnus Solutions and an early employee of Sun Microsystems. He also serves on the board of directors for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP).
“Marijuana, it turns out, is three-quarters of the illegal drug problem, because it’s three times as popular as all the other drugs put together. So if you can move marijuana out of the black market and into a legal and regulated market you’ve gotten rid of three-quarters of the crime, three-quarters of the violence, and three-quarters of the black market money. It changes the dynamics for the other drugs. It makes it much more of a small potatoes thing.”
“If you move away from [Google's] free services you can move away from the part of the Net that’s the most heavily surveilled.”