Sunday, September 24, 2006

FLNW #7 - Stephen Downes - Intellectual property, copyright, digital rights

Northland conference, 22nd September 

1 comment:

Stephan said...

One of the fundamental tenants of modern society (by this I mean 17-18 century modernity) was the separation of the civil society and the public sphere, that is the separation of rational agents in the commercial arena and the liberty of citizens to speak feely in the public realm. We have seen the diminution of the public sphere to such a degree that the distinction has been dissolved. As Steven says, to have one spoken publicly (added to the public commons) now is locked up as private property.
Anyway enough of that, great video lets hope it remains in circulation.