Nine Propositions Towards a Cultural Theory of YouTube

Henry Jenkins, the Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program, has an interesting BLOG post that may focus on YouTube, but is really about the power of so-called "user generated content". Given the wide variety of quality of the content I'm not sure if "user generated" does justice, given you get everything from pure amateurs to professionals who happen to be working outside the confines of established media companies. The importance of independent creativity is still there, and it is important for politicians to be aware of this so that they don't throw the baby out with the bathwater when fiddling with cultural policy and technology law.