Tools of Creation vs. Tools of Destruction

Larry Lessig put this cartoon in Free Culture to illustrate how Americans are (and Canadians are contemplating) regulating these two tools differently.

I love the image because of the clarity it brings to the debate… in ths US. What I’d love though is to find an image that might reasonate with us Canadians – if you have any suggestions please pass it along!

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2 thoughts on “Tools of Creation vs. Tools of Destruction

  1. Mike Beltzner

    Well, I don’t think that the courts in Canada have ruled that gun manufacturers are responsible for having supplied the equipment, but our government has obviously made it more difficult to purchase handguns.

    Were the image of a rifle, or a switchblade, I think the analogy would still hold.

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  2. Mike Beltzner

    Well, I don’t think that the courts in Canada have ruled that gun manufacturers are responsible for having supplied the equipment, but our government has obviously made it more difficult to purchase handguns.Were the image of a rifle, or a switchblade, I think the analogy would still hold.

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