Is the commons creative?

I have been revisiting my statement to the Legislative Committee on Bill C-11.  In April I attended Innovate/Activate in Berkeley awash with posters for Kony 2012.  I went to I/A priarily as it drew from a wide range of those whose focus is on the public interest compoenet of intellectual property.  Those with whom I often find common cause.

 

Also there were some influential members of the digital community.  Hundreds of people packed an auditorium to hear one speaker compare the digital rights movement to civil rights - yet misspelling the name of Rosa Parks on his powerpoint.  Where the following day a panel featuring African American scholar was sparsely attended.