The civil war between users and owners of computers

Cory Doctorow: Coming War Against Your Computer Freedom 
from The Long Now Foundation on

What we've seen with the copyright wars was just the beginning: when every other area of work and life is mediated by computers, the tensions between ownership, fair use, and freedom become readily apparent. What happens when the biotech in your body belongs to someone else? Who gets to decide the appropriate and legal uses for all the types of computers that define, enhance, and control social relationships? 

On exactly what code, whose code, is our life running on?