This is the first time the Internet has become a legal sparring zone for potentially galvanizing landmark cases which will shape the future of how individuals operate virtually and in their brick-and-mortar/if it bleeds you can kill it lives… Privacy debates are increasingly critical and life-altering; game-theory within courtroom wranglings will set new standards and pave the road (and protect, defend and raise awareness regarding Silk Road, influencing the modification or abandonment of outdated, moot drug laws) for a globally-unifying cyberspace universe. Cypherpunk visionaries have been waiting, posting unfailingly what some of them must have almost given up on finally gaining a toehold to hoist the Internet’s potentials beyond Google seaches and social media fidgeting. The genie is out of the bottle and there’s no way to put it back now….

FOUR MORE SILK ROAD VENDORS ARRESTED for the sale and distribution of meth…..These first cases are the sacrificial lambs, as obviously dedicated free market advocates will learn from mistakes, spread the word. This is one example of how privacy-related issues are being forced into open discourse as a matter of personal responsibility, much like safe sex practices, fire-proof race gear, or spacesuits… Learning how to be private is a new experience for Americans, particularly; dawning on those who value their freedom of movement and expression integral to cyberculture is how “Rights” were taken for granted to the point they were forfeited. The classic tale of the spoiled child too privileged to know of the fragility round the bend when innocence is exploited and corrupted; pride comes before the fall, and learning to accept culpability leads to learning crypto for safer, better and ultimately more rewarding for owning and knowing the tools/systems/values used, shared, and enriched…

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