"They seem to have forgotten that, and are back saying the only purpose of P2P networks is for illegal trading of owned goods. We claim part of the reason for P2P is for legal trading of what ought to be in public domain. And what is in public domain in many cases."
"I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."John Perry Barlow on Steven Wright
"Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery."John Perry Barlow on Calvin Coolidge
"A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman."John Perry Barlow on Robert Frost
"Make crime pay. Become a lawyer."John Perry Barlow on Will Rogers
"Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens."John Perry Barlow on Plato
"But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having."
"Royalties are not how most writers or musicians make their living. Musicians by and large make a living with a relationship with an audience that is economically harnessed through performance and ticket sales."
"You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions."
"The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it."
"We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before."