Thursday, August 24, 2006

'Digital prohibition' inhibits YouTube culture

[16 August 2006 - VNU Net (UK)] Copyright restrictions are constraining the user-generated content revolution, Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig has argued in an opening keynote at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco. Lessig described the original situation as a 'read-write' structure, where individuals are able to both create and consume media. The copyright restrictions of the 20th century, however, form the equivalent of a 'read only' culture. Examples of the 'read-write' culture are commonly found on services like YouTube, where consumers mix and match existing media to create new media and express opinions, exercise criticism or propagate views. More

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