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This is the deck I presented in November, 2012 at the iMinds confere

This is the deck I presented in November, 2012 at the iMinds confere

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  • Origins of propertization of knowledge: printing press, 15th century. Ironically, proliferation led to scarcity.
  • Scarce knowledge developed strong walls
  • Scarce knowledge developed strong walls
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    • 1. Media Innovation by MIXiMinds Conference 2012Aram Sinnreich, Ph.D.Rutgers University School of Communication & InformationThis text is freely available under a Creative Commons 3.0Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
    • 2. Protection Is Important…
    • 3. …In The Proper Circumstances.
    • 4. What are we protecting ourselves against?
    • 5. When Culture Became Tangible…
    • 6. …It Became Scarce
    • 7. This Necessitated the Myth of the Lone Author
    • 8. But The Reality Was Consolidated Industry
    • 9. The Benefits:Individualism Cultural Productivity Complexity
    • 10. The Greatest Benefit:
    • 11. The Costs:Consumerism Cultural Cartelization Exclusivity of Culture
    • 12. What’s changed?
    • 13. Digital Networks Have Become Dominant
    • 14. Information Has Gone From This…
    • 15. …To This.
    • 16. We Have Developed A “Configurable Culture”
    • 17. But Linear Institutions Continue to Dominate Corporate org charts Assembly line Chain of commandproduction distribution marketing retail consumption Business “value chain”
    • 18. The Benefits:Rapid Innovation Cultural Productivity Diversity
    • 19. Really?• PWC/iDATE: Global entertainment industry, 1998-2010: • 66% growth• Masnick & Ho (2012): Global music industry, 2005-10: • 27% growth• WAN-IFRA (2008): US media & entertainment, 2002-08: • 5.3% CAGR• Huygen et al. (2009): Dutch “music piracy” contributes €100 million to the economy annually• Swiss Government (2011): “Winners will be those who are able to use the new technology to their advantages and losers those who missed this development and continue to follow old business models.
    • 20. The Costs: ? ? ? Traditional Business Processes are DisruptedWe Need to Abandon Some of Our Cultural Myths
    • 21. What are the risksof maintaining the status quo?
    • 22. IP Policies Get Stricter and Stricter, WorldwideTreaties US Laws EU Laws RequirementsTRIPS DMCA Copyright “Harmonization”WIPO NET Act Directive Longer © termsKORUS PRO-IP HADOPI Stronger penaltiesACTA NDAA Digital Limits on fair useTPP CISPA Econ Act Secondary liabilityCETA INDUCE Ley Sinde Black lists COICA IPRED Digital wire taps SOPA/PIPA Non-neutral ISPs SECURE-IT Cybersecurity Act of 2012
    • 23. And Industries Spend More and More to Lobby$1,200 US Lobbying on Copyright, 1998-2011 $900 $600 $300 $0 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Source: US Gov Data, InfluenceExplorer.com
    • 24. With No Effect On “Piracy”20,000 Global Consumer File-Sharing Traffic, 2008-2016 (PB/mo)15,00010,000 5,000 0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Source: CISCO Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2011-2016
    • 25. But Many Consequences for Civil Liberties UN: Internet Access is a “Fundamental Human Right.” Censorship Surveillance Anti-Competition
    • 26. The Greatest Threat:
    • 27. The Greatest Threat:
    • 28. What can wedo about it?
    • 29. Business Innovation “Cloud” services Crowdfunding 360 Deals
    • 30. Political Innovation Copyleft Copyfight Copyright Reform
    • 31. Instead of Protection…
    • 32. …Let’s Try Preparation.
    • 33. Thank you. Dank u. Aram Sinnreich, Ph.D. sinn@rutgers.eduBooks by Aram SinnreichMashed Up (2010)www.mashed-up.comThe Piracy Crusade (2013)www.piracycrusade.com