Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Joi Ito talks about Creative Commons at Cannes


Joi Ito, who was recently named as the head of Creative Commons and with whom I once had the pleasure of drinking a few beers with, recently explained from Cannes how the world of Creative Commons and the traditional media are at odds, and how “big media” misses the point that user generated content is all about authenticity and connections between people. Watch his impromptu talk below:

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

3 Responses to “ Joi Ito talks about Creative Commons at Cannes ”

John Biehler says:

Great video….I saw him speak at SXSW a couple years ago and was very impressed.

Warren Frey says:

Yeah, he’s a great guy, AND he paid for our beer and nachos. 🙂 But I agree with him….there’s always going to be a place for big-money types, since that’s just the way the world works, but now there’s an outlet for the rest of us that never really existed before. It’s up to us to capitalize on it.

John Biehler says:

Damn…I want some Joi Ito nachoes and beer now 😉

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