This weeks lecture and seminar got me thinking about our freedom, as users, on the internet.
Our society has formed into an information society , where intangible assets like knowledge and information have become so valuable, that strict copyright and intellectual property laws have been created to control information.
Information has such a power, that big companies use copyright laws to control knowledge and the flow of information.
I have read a lot articles on the web that are calling for even more strict IP laws, and then I have read many that think the less are way too strict and should be lessened, as they are obstructing our right to freedom on the web. What do you think?
I actually think that Creative Commons solves this problem. The problem of online freedom, remix, sharing and communication in relation to content and communities (obviously not solving all internet freedom issues about access and control!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DKm96Ftfko
As Lessig said, our society is shifting from a ‘free culture’ to a ‘permission culture’, and I think that Creative Commons is allowing society to remain somewhere in between the two. Our freedom to share and create content on the internet may be safe for a little while longer.