oh no, mommy…it’s…the…INTERNET!!

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

oh no, mommy…it’s…the…INTERNET!!

i’ve talked about my feelings concerning copyright issues and cultural technology implications on the blog before, so i thought this cartoon—while somewhat hyperbolic (like most good editorial cartoons)—was pretty funny. beyond being funny, though, it actually raises worthwhile questions about technology advances and how the media industry always tend to be slow to change and accept the inevitable. technology and popular culture, ultimately, determines industry standards & business models and not the industry itself… ok, before i get carried away, here it is.

1 Comment

  1. Jesse says:

    I do agree that we need copyright laws to change in the face of this new medium. They are out dated and I would say detrimental to media producers. We must also remember that copyright is the law of man.

    Media/ technology companies need to be careful to be progressive rather than regressive in their approach to the internet. Remember when Sony dominated media with the WalkMan and DiscMan. They got tied up in trying to stop illegal copying of their music through Columbia Records. And now Apple and YouTube has taken their place.

    Protectionism is rarely sustainable when it comes to technology.

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