Twelve years ago, Creative Commons made a big bet. We saw that the internet had transformed the ways in which people create, distribute, and consume content. And we believed that what it meant to be a creator was going to shift in a big way.
We mistakenly think nature is infinite, and that scarcity should be a source of profit. We need to combine a recognition of the real scarcity of physical goods with the real abundance of immaterial goods to generate a new and sustainable civilization based on peer to peer principles.
A new Internet-only documentary called Zeitgeist is making major waves, with elaborate conspiracy theories that link Christianity, 9/11, and the Federal Reserve. While far-fetched and often misleading, this movie succeeds in capturing the "spirit of the time" – a culture where truth and reality are no longer absolutes, but products of our own imagination.