If you use the Internet, you likely have heard or read rumblings about legislation currently in Congress about Internet piracy. SOPA and PIPA were the inspiration for a blackout of several major web sites this week over concerns that the legislation would ‘break’ the Internet through their requirements, and change the nature of what and how we share online.
If you’re interested in the larger dynamics at work, particularly related to creative content in an online world, take a look at Clay Shirky’s recent talk at the TED offices. Useful. Thoughtful. Kinda scary, too.