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Curation Nation: How to Win in a World Where Consumers are Creators by Steven Rosenbaum

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8NAYSAYERS

For all the buzz and momentum around the concept of curation and the emerging consensus of what consumer curation is, not everyone thinks it’s such a grand idea.

The critics of the curation economy tend to fall into two categories: those who say it’s immoral, and those who say it’s illegal. The legal issues are murky at best, and the issues around fair use and copyright are very much the kinds of things that get decided in court. That’s why aggregators, bloggers, and publishing platforms all watched with considerable interest when Viacom filed a one billion dollar lawsuit against YouTube for copyright infringement. The case was filed in 2007 and moved through the legal system at a snail’s pace. And during those three years a lot ...

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