During his keynote Larry brought up the Youtube copyright situation and flabbergastedly cried, "Everybody's still trying to own stuff. Owning stuff is over." (Not quoted to scale.)
To explain, he noted that information is digital, totally fluid. What can you do in the face of a flood, raise a hand and say stop? Fluid has an amazing capacity to get around you and even through you if necessary.
Tough luck for those whose professions revolved around licensing content and distribution rights. But hey, it forces us to find different ways to make money and improve upon the landscape of communication altogether. I don't have a problem with that. Growth is tough but not without its rewards. (One such reward: evading death - or worse, complete obsolescence - a wee while longer.)
All right. It's nearing 2 AM. Sleep: FTW.