Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Individual and the Law

Your tags are your own intellectual property. So are the content of other social networking and many office 2.0 applications. Camera phones are ubiquitous and hopefully other digital recording devices will become more so (why do camera's have to be so darn expensive?). But this clip illustrates two troubling things about this trend so far: almost nobody understands our legal system as it relates to media and IP well enough (even the police) and too many are responding to the spread of information by wanting to shut it down. Openness and fast communication may be the greatest boons of web2.0, but they are generating enemies as well friends.

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