This is the belief
that institutions which mediate the transmission of information should
not be bypassed.
Mediation is not necessarily bad. If I buy a copy of
Harper's Magazine, I know I will be able to spend at least
a few hours perusing some of the edifying text contained in it.
However, today's most prominent antidisintermediationists such as
the RIAA and the MPAA are motivated solely by financial
interests, and not by any concern for intellectual or artistic