Blogging Live from ETech 2005 - Thursday
I'm watching Lessig talk about remixing. It's nice to finally see him live. "When the tools change, does the freedom change as well?" I think he's making the point that technology makes it easier to restrict the free flow of culture. Great 1984 reference, he's comparing the eyes from the book to technology today. More in a minute...
It's like the death of non-open source code that follows the endo of a company. He's worried that our kids won't be able to benefit form culture in the way people did before the corporations gained power.
He's calling for a techno-jihad, a civil war.
Doctrow is asking about the Creative Commons license. Lessig is explaining that there needs to be balance, both extremes are wrong.
Got a photo, it'll be up soon.
He's pushing for balance, he's not yet totally in agreement with RMS.
He wants a political movement, - shot at Jack Valenti.
WIPO - Using a wiki to gather ideas. CC-Wiki License introduced.
Doctrow - How?
Lessig - Democracy. See, motivate. Makes point about F911 but Moore gave the OK to share it online. Balance.
Verizon - Infrastructure, Philli!! question. Muni wireless, Port blocking. Powell busted them. Network Neutrality. "Layer2" is not powerful. Texas corporate crackdown. Powell Doctrine.
Derivatives License - CC Tested, Wayback machine - Copyright vs. Patent - Grey area, where does a copy end and a remix begin?
Software patents. EU he's arguing that the EU is faux democracy, the Russian side of European politics is too powerful.
Concept as Blogs
Links as Wikis
This is the guy doing the 3d scene camera. Laser Scanning, 1Million data points a second. Weird to see this working for real now. Wow! We've got to use this for trackbuilding in Motorsport.
Power at the edges
Emerging Massive Media BBC
Anderson - Longtail
Tyranny of Choice - Due to lack of information. Maybe that's what google answers are looking to address. 411 specialists, turnaroud. Same with google advertizing.
Custom Streams, not mass markets.
Filters to get the crap out of the tail.
-Six research projects - how does the tail affect the head?
Inverse, time is the distribution bottleneck.
Minitails, hit amplification, the tail is made up of mini-tails. Contradiction?
-Price elasticity - Botique products cost more. Fixed cost.
-Difference between comodification, pyramid and the long tail
-Secondary markets - Used goods, Gray Goods, Overstock Goods
-Watching Lessig watch Anderson, I wonder if this is the first time he's heard about this.
-Waste transistors then, waste storage, bandwidth now.
Excite former exec, Jotspot - this is a good idea, software longtail. Excel for example. VC's are "freaked out" about it. Leverage existing longtail infrastructure!