If you’ve been reading this weblog for any time at all, you’ll know that it’s unusual for me to depart too far from topics dealing purely with the law. But the soul of “Internet law,” at least for now, is comprised in large part of the principles underlying Web 2.0. With that notion comes the challenge of how to deal with an Internet that is increasingly collaborative. Denise Howell directed me to the video embedded below, which was created by Michael Wesch, an obviously insightful professor of anthropology at Kansas State University. It’s an entertaining little video that explores the technological underpinnings of the modern Internet and leaves us with some poignant questions about how as a civilized society we need to deal with issues like copyright, governance, privacy, family, and ourselves.
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