This video was made for a final research project
that the class decided to develop in groups. Research had to occur about and on YouTube. This project was one of several videos created by the Music on YouTube group. The assignment included making several videos including a tour of their sources and a final video.
is often bifurcated by a euphoria/pessimism divide focusing on questions like whether the Internet opens
or closes conversation and community, is democratic or corporate-controlled,
particularly around issues of copyright
and intellectual property, or whether it produces new forums for expression or calcifies prevailing borders
as well as establishing possibilities for surveillance.
"Lawrence Lessig shows us that while new technologies always lead to new laws, never before have the big cultural monopolists used the fear created by new technologies, specifically the Internet, to shrink the public domain of ideas, even as the same corporations use the same technologies to control more and more what we can and can't do with culture." [cit]