Looking forward to Larry Lessig‘s new book Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy.
Larry has documented how the music and movie industries are turning students into criminals because they use cheap software, the internet and their creativity. His presentation at TED hilights the core principals of his upcoming book.
The power and impact of the digital economy has placed copyright and the old guard clearly on the defensive. Those aging companies still want the market to be “published” (in analog format) are unwilling to change to the new information economy.
–Well okay what I’m really trying to say is they don’t want to give up their revenue streams.
Okay maybe they do understand how the game has changed, yet I’m not sure the impact of how young people are wired has fundamentally changed their business model.
Actually I’m hoping Remix may also hilight how the RIAA should be chasing down the millions of pirates in China rather than students in America. Larry is proving what everyone under 30 already has accepted as a fact of life…They have never been forced to purchase a majority of their entertainment in analog format. Should be a great read!