Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Giving it all away...

Those readers who have come over from my old blog are going to have to bear with me; I‘m not even close to finished discussing copyright. In particular, open-content licensing, and the unique responsibility of the land-grant university community to be a leader in this movement.

Jeff Jarvis over at the BuzzMachine has a great read on why the control-freaks are just wasting their time trying to “own” content:

In our media 2.0, web 2.0, post-media, post-scarcity, small-is-the-new-big, open-source, gift-economy world of the empowered and connected individual, the value is no longer in maintaining an exclusive hold on things. The value is no longer in owning content or distribution.

The value is in relationships. The value is in trust.

Makes a lot of sense to me!

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