Matt Mason

  • Director, Robotics Institute

Matt Mason wants you to know there’s a lot the world can learn from piracy. Author of The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture is Reinventing Capitalism, he defines piracy as another type of business model or marketing tool. He also explores ways... More

Matt Mason wants you to know there’s a lot the world can learn from piracy. Author of The Pirate’s Dilemma: How Youth Culture is Reinventing Capitalism, he defines piracy as another type of business model or marketing tool. He also explores ways piracy can bridge the gap between unbalanced, out-of-touch laws and the way we use and consume information. Matt’s journalism articles have appeared in such publications as The Guardian, Adweek and The Independent. In 2004, he was appointed to British PM Gordon Brown’s Start Talking Ideas campaign, and presented with the Prince’s Trust London Business of the Year Award by HRH Prince Charles. Recently, he co-founded the nonprofit media company Wedia, which connects volunteer filmmakers and journalists with nonprofit organizations around the world. “Many of us are being challenged by the problem of others sharing and using intellectual property without permission,” Matt states. “This challenge requires a new attitude, because sometimes piracy isn’t a threat, it’s an opportunity.”

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BIF-3 October 2007

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