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‘Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace’ Turns 20, Opera Fetches $1.2 Billion & More…

This week — February 8, to be exact — marked the 20th birthday of the “Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace.” In case you’re too young to know, this declaration was an email manifesto sent to about 600 friends of its composer, John Perry Barlow, who is a co-founder of the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation and a once-upon-a-time lyricist for the Grateful Dead.