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This week, I gave the keynote address at the ACM SIGGRAPH conference in Vancouver, BC. The event’s organizers were kind enough to record and release my video to their YouTube channel. My talk was about the way that copyright can be made to work for creators in the digital age, and why it’s important for everyone that we don’t get it wrong.

SIGGRAPH 2011 : Cory Doctorow’s Keynote Address

5 Responses to “My SIGGRAPH keynote”

  1. Robert Levine

    Cory,

    Here are the stats that I see –

    According to Nielsen’s Q2 2010 State of the Media Report – old but easier to find – the average American watches *143 of television a month*. If you look around, most estimates seem to fall around 135-150.

    If you look at recent Nielsen data –
    http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/june-2011-top-u-s-online-destinations-for-video
    – the average American *who watches online video* (ie, not all of them) spends less than 5 hours per month. These numbers vary more, but I’ve never seen a number over 10 hours.

    I am _certainly_ not saying that this would be the case in an ideal world, and I am _certainly_ not saying YouTube has no value. But right now, in the U.S., it looks like it’s *one-fifteenth* as popular as television.

    Am I misreading something?

    -rob

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