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Create & remix like a teenager

Mike Linksvayer, November 7th, 2005

Many people have written to tell us about the Pew Internet & American Life report on Teen Content Creators and Consumers, which found an astounding 57 percent of online teens in the U.S. create online content and 19 percent are remixers.

The report doesn’t mention Creative Commons, though the implications are apparently obvious to our correspondents and many in the media, for example this BBC article on the study, which lists Creative Commons as one of two related links (the other being the study itself): participatory culture is only just getting started and flexible copyright licenses are a necessary part of the equation.

One Response to “Create & remix like a teenager”

  1. Improbulus says:

    Just to point out, somewhat belatedly, sorry, that sadly the BBC article doesn’t necessarily mean the BBC actively recognise CC and the implications.

    Their listing of CC as a related link wasn’t consciously inserted there by a human, <a href="http://consumingexperience.blogspot.com/2005/11/teenage-bloggers-copyright-etc.html#113257115226476032">but by Autonomy, the software the BBC uses to generate their related links</a>. At least Autonomy is smart enough to recognise the implications, eh?!