BoingBoing points to two noteworthy developments – EMI in Europe has sworn off copy-protected CDs, while Second Life has released its source code under the GPL.
Archive for January 8th, 2007
Policy Responses to the User-Generated Content Boom
After a two-week hiatus, my weekly Law Bytes column is back (Toronto Star version, homepage version) with some reflections on Time Magazine's selection of "You" as the person of the year. Starting from the premise that the choice may ultimately be viewed as the tipping point when the remarkable outbreak of Internet participation that encompasses millions of bloggers, music remixers, amateur video creators, citizen journalists, wikipedians, and Flickr photographers broke into the mainstream, I focus on how governments and policy makers might assess how they fit into the world of a participatory Internet and user-generated content. I argue that it can do so by focusing on the three "C’s" – connectivity, content, and copyright.
The Policy Response to the User-Generated Content Boom
Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 8, 2007 as Time's Choice Could Prove Inspired Appeared in the BBC on January 17, 2007 as How to Help Users Help Themselves Time Magazine's selection late last month of "You" (a reference to the people behind user-generated content on the Internet) as […]