By Larry Downes – The media industries, everyone agrees, are in the fight of their lives.
What is clear is that copyright, patent, and trademark laws, standing quietly on their own, are no longer able to maintain the balance of incentives and protections that have defined these industries for hundreds of years.
The real danger is that by tinkering desperately with the fundamental machinery of both the Internet and the legal system, the unintended consequences that result could prove catastrophic. The tide has turned. The question now is what the new trade routes will look like. In the end, it should now be clear, fighting back this particular sea change is ultimately impossible. more> http://twurl.nl/41v6kq