Are Your Resources Free?#

“Paywalls inhibit the consumers’ right to share and produce. This puts a barrier up between ‘site’ and ‘user’ and does not allow for any sort of collaboration or sharing. These media sites are therefore missing out of opportunities for users to be carriers of the content and to share with their wider networks.”–Clay Shirky via Edelman Digital’s Blog

Even more fantastic than the creator of a resource is the millions of potential re-creators of it.