Larry Lessig and Rishab Aiyer Ghosh have both spent a great deal of time trying to get all of us to understand one thing: that the law as it stands is completely inappropriate for today’s culture, especially today’s digital culture.
If you’re not into mashups and your music isn’t a smorgasbord of samples and you don’t think authors should plagiarise (even if you do like your Shakespeare), phrases like “digital culture” may leave you unmoved. This is understandable, but it gets harder if you have Generation M children. They won’t let you be that tolerant.
Take a look at this site, for example: When Graphic Artists Get Bored. In fact go to Glumbert every now and then, just to make sure you don’t get too staid.
Incidentally, I was thinking of putting up WTFs for terms like Generation M, The Because Effect, Cluetrain and so on. Any views?