Coercing people into a brave new digital world | spiked

Coercing people into a brave??new??digital world

A government-backed campaign to get the entire UK adult population online threatens to make cyber slaves of us all.

Why do we think everyone should be online and surfing? There are some really useful observations in this Spiked article. Worth a read.

Record labels must face the music | Don Tapscott | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Record labels must face the music

Instead of trying to criminalise its customers, the music industry should be looking at innovative ways to make filesharing work

Much of this sounds like a promo for Spotify and Last FM. I’ve always “defended” the right of artists and publishers to enforce copyright and personally I’ve felt that copying music, be it on cassette or digitally, was some kind of theft. But now it has to be time to rewrite the rule book –  the music industry has to bite the bullet if they want to survive.