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Fred Wilson: "Everybody Is a Pirate, So Fix the System"

Complete video at Fred Wilson, managing partner at Union Square Ventures, passionately argues that "everybody is a pirate" of copyrighted digital content because internet content isn't convenient for consumption. The content delivery system is flawed, he believes, and "in a world where everybody is breaking the law, you got to look at the law: is it the right law?" ---- In the wake of the uproar among the technology and entertainment industries over the House's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA), the search for common ground and a way forward is more urgent than ever. Join NBCUniversal's Richard Cotton and Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson for an open conversation on imagining a digital world in which content creators and tech innovators can thrive and flourish. Fred Wilson has been a venture capitalist since 1987. He currently is a managing partner at Union Square Ventures and also founded Flatiron Partners. Wilson has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He blogs at
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