The last half of August is a transition period. For many people it is the end of summer as a human experience, regardless of how summer is defined in national holidays, meteorological averages or the wobbling of the earth on its axis. It's time to get back to school and buckle down--time to work.
Although an information environment where all information objects are free to copy with worldwide distribution may not be all cakes and ale, as librarians I think we need to become and remain staunch advocates for this vision. It seems to be an inevitable outcome sooner or later, despite all the DRM schemes, ranting, ravings, and saber rattling that humanity throws at it.