March 10

21st Century Living

Sunday’s Big Idea

Open Internet

How did a grass roots movement take on an industry with a powerful lobby and win? 

The SOPA movement shows us how traditional power structures are being turned on their head to create a future that is significantly more democratized, distributed and universal. Indeed, as Elizabeth Stark explains in today's lesson, it was the open Internet itself that stopped SOPA, a piece of legislation that would have blacklisted websites that might infringe on copyright law.

  1. 1 Don't Mess with the Internet: Les...
  2. 2 The Right to Piracy: The Conflict...
  3. 3 Digital Pirates, 3D Printing and ...
  4. 4 Hurray for SOPA!
   
  1. Don't Mess with the Internet: Lessons From the SOPA Movement

    Don't Mess with the Internet: Lessons From the SOPA Movement

    The SOPA movement shows us how traditional power structures are being turned on their head to create a future that is significantly more democratized, distributed and universal.

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  2. The Right to Piracy: The Conflict Behind SOPA

    The Right to Piracy: The Conflict Behind SOPA
  3. Digital Pirates, 3D Printing and the End of Copyright

    Digital Pirates, 3D Printing and the End of Copyright

    Wait until you see what happens when the debate over copyright is extended beyond music, film, video games and books and into the realm of physical objects like sneakers and toys.

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  4. Hurray for SOPA!

    Hurray for SOPA!

    What's the Big Idea? Big Think co-founder Peter Hopkins is fond of thinking against the grain ...

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