Something wonderful is happening around the Write to reply site. In addition to the WordPress plugin which allows people to comment on the Carter report Digital Britain, there is a a bunch of developer activity: Netvibes, different visualisations of the comment cloud, experiments with iPhone and ebook readers … a whole ecosystem of democratic engagement through technology.
Interestingly, most of their traffic is via Twitter.
The contrast with the lobbying approach of existing industry rights holders is stark. TV and Press interests campaign for legal protection from competition using lawyers and lobbyists. Bloggers get on with inventing the medium.