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Culture Democratisation: User Generated Content

7 de July del 2009  |  Aún no hay comentarios. Querés dejar el primero?

We live in an age of massive changes in communication, something that everyone will eventually feel in their context but still doesn’t understand: This is the manifestation of culture democratization. Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford University and specialist in computer law, talks about this in an excellent way:

The talk is from 2007, but as Enrique Dans puts it on his own blog, “it’s even more current today.”

Lessig makes a historical analysis on the subject, revising the Read Write culture and user generated content –a term we could use as a synonym of “web 2.0″

He analyzes the way content generation was first “monopolized” by the media, turning people into content consumers: We all absorb TV, radio, movies, music… and they all come from strong organizations that select and promote them.

Then he explains the phenomenon taking place these days: Any of us can generate contents which can reach millions of people. That is culture democratization, something that can be discerned as a risk to the traditional means of media, and we can see clearly this on the example mentioned by Zanoni.

Finally, he moves to the legal area, joining the several dots presented throughout his talk. He then comments on copyright and refers to the need for new laws on royalties, which I had previously mentioned when I analyzed Creative Commons License, precisely initiated by Lessig. An interesting detail is that he compares the current copyright law against the old ones that forbade planes to fly over private lands.

Such an excellent talk this is, and as Enrique Dans puts it, 19 minutes wisely invested.

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