Monday, January 17, 2005

It's the intellectual property, stupid

Dan Gilmor, author of We the Media and recently departed technology columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, is going to spend the next year as a Fellow at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society. This highlights the importance intellectual property law plays in the media's present and future. Dan's site's tagline is "A conversation about the future of journalism 'by the people, for the people'". What most people don't seem to understand is that federal laws shape the development of the Internet far more than technology does.