Monday, March 11, 2002

The Nine Lives of Copy Cats
Andy Oram penned a delightful call for people to sidestep the recent DMCA and SSSCA legal sideshows by stopping the copying. "If the Internet developed its own media," Oram contends, "there might be less to fight over."

It's a worthy challenge. Why repurpose existing media -- or copy existing media forms -- online? Oram also discusses four qualities that online media have -- and which could give the Web the upper hand. Online media is changeable, convivial, open, and topical.

"Convivial," huh? Now that's interesting.

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