Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Why Here Comes Everybody avoids the copyright debate

Part six of my interview with Clay Shirky has Clay defending himself against Felix Strader's criticism that Clay's book Here Comes Everybody fails to address the copyright/DRM issue.
Clay feels the battle is way less important than some might have it. It matters a lot to the broadcast media industry, but everyone else is quietly working around it with innovations like the creative commons.

Watch his answer below. See Clay speak live and in person here. Read his own words here.

Previous parts of this interview published so far on this blog
1. How algorithms caused the credit crunch
2. Why email stuffs Facebook et al
3. Humanising brands
4. Scoring collaboration in education
5. Is technology changing us


  1. Thank you David. Really good - and interesting too - to get Clay's take on the issue. I honestly didn't think I'd ever get the chance to put that issue to Clay - so many thanks for giving me the opportunity!

  2. I think in these times of creative commons licenses are a way to share and give the author lijitimidad


The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?