the kids are alright

It’s good to know that American youth are using the web like it’s interactive and not the new television.

A recent article on the bbc says that a large portion of 12-17 year-olds are using the web to publish their ideas, share their creative endeavors and “remix” the ba-jesus out of other people’s work.

The article also notes that kids putting stuff on the web (read the kids who are remixing stuff on the web) are more interested in copyright issues than kids who don’t. Also, of kids who download media about as many reported paying for it as reported downloading it via p2p networks. Think if it’s the same people?

I wonder if the folks at the UNC Symposium on Intellectual Property, Creativity and the Innovation Process knew about this study.

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