My love for the Berkman Center is well-known by those who know me. I love the programs they develop (Global Voices, Stop Badware, Creative Commons, Chilling Effects, and countless others), and the stuff they put out, pure and simple. This summer we see another brilliant one, care of the Digital Natives series.
Zack McCune is a Brown Student and Berkman Intern, and was recently sued by the RIAA for filesharing, along with 11 of his Brown brethren. Zack was kind enough to make a video along with a couple other Berkman folks detailing his experience. The pieces are short and sweet, and raise some good perspectives, including a few of the obvious questions those of us who study the RIAA think about.
Part Three… is coming August 6th, and will be here.
Check it out. It adds a nice, smart, human touch to an issue that so often gets tossed as a statisic.
Edit: Let’s give credit where credit is due! Kudos to Nikki Leon and John Randall, who produced the above segments. Nikki gave me a teaser about next week’s segment, and the Lessig fans in the house will certainly want to tune in.