"When one single governing body gains absolute control over
something, it is only a matter of time before that governing body
increases its power tremendously. Many times, it does this in order
to avoid vice, but counterintuitively, only ends up creating more
of it in the process. Take any modern established proprietary
software company that started out in the 60's or 70's for example.
These software companies were revolutionary in their decision not
to share their software for the benefit of learning, but rather,
keep it a secret in order to make money from it. As time went on,
the companies began imposing slightly harsher methods upon users in
an attempt to foil the plans of those who refused to pay."