Over in VoxPopuLII, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger has some ideas about peer production, open source, and the legal information sphere that are worth a look. He's an old friend of the LII, and we are assisting him on a project involving the analysis of citations in Supreme Court opinions.
Viktor is the author of the just-released "Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in a Digital Age". Unfortunately, we can't seem to find the video archive of the talk he gave at Cornell a couple of years ago, in which he outlined the thesis of the book. Since that thesis consists, in part, of the idea that the Internet retains far too much, we imagine that he is pleased about this -- even though it was an excellent talk.