The Internet has enabled average citizens to become not just passive consumers of media but active producers. Spooked, the media industry is lobbying to limit your right to express yourself and create. Social media theorist Clay Shirky enlists your help in stopping bills like SOPA and PIPA from infringing on your rights. Although President Obama shelved these bills in early 2013, the media will keep pursuing restrictive legislation, says Shirky. getAbstract recommends this lecture to government representatives and American citizens who value due process.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why US media industries fight to limit content sharing,
- How legislation to date has preserved the individual rights to share, and
- Why legislation such as SOPA and PIPA threaten your judiciary rights.
About the Speaker
TED veteran Clay Shirky is a professor at New York University, a social media expert and an author.