Inventor of the Web: The Internet is bigger than the music industry
Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, on copyright legislation and the Internet: "Record labels have a very strong voice when it comes to arguing for their particular business model, which is in fact out of date. The result is that laws have been created which make out as if the only problem on the internet is teenagers stealing music. The world is bigger than that. The internet is bigger than the music industry. The economic impact of the internet is bigger than the music industry. [The entertainment industry musn't] take away the rule that you should only punish someone after appropriate court proceedings."