Banning Creative Freedom
Larry Lessig Keynotes - The Larry Lessig keynotes dive into the ever-controversial topics of copyright, trademark and the...
In the 21st century the Internet is providing youth with the possibility to create an unlimited amount of user-generated content. This content displays how children relate to themselves and to the world around them as defined by the abundance of digital technology. The problem arises when companies place copyright laws on everything and begin to attack remix videos and related content as pirated material.
Digital technology has become a tool for creativity for modern youth. By banning certain material and forbidding the potential that modern technology has for creativity, society is creating an "age of prohibitions," a realization that is extremely corrosive and corrupt for young minds and businesses.