That is a cool pic Dru. I am sorry you did not get your due!
There is a lot of stealing, sharing, borrowing - whatever you want to call it - going on everywhere on the internet. Very few people understand where this is going and who will ultimately benefit.
Those who do have been on a massive PR
campaign going on about openness, sharing, etc. (FB, Twitter, Google, Amazon, Pirate bay and co.) It has been pushed as the online spirit for more than 15 years. And it is a difficult issue because by going online people are sharing their data by default.
So it is all about controlling privacy, establishing licences and so on but this is largely a red herring. The nature of the net makes it very hard to control anything displayed in your browser.
The majority of internet users receive no or very little revenue from their data, which in turn prevents us from using software to control our intellectual property in a meaningful way (not that this would solve much, you'd still have to pay lawyers in disputes).
If anyone is interested in a view that the media and big internet players do not want to discuss read Who Owns the Future?
It is not a smooth reading, largely because it discusses something we think we know in unfamiliar ways but it does contains ideas and observations that will surprise you.