Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Lessig Is Cool"

. Then, Austrian art-pranksters Monochrom-- " an art-technology-philosophy group having its seat in Vienna and Zeta Draconis"-- sing a song of love for Stanford law prof and famed copyright reform advocate Lawrence Lessig

From Boing Boing TV

"Lessig ist lässig" = "Lessig Is Cool"

A Harvard professor and founder of Stanford's Center for Internet and Society, Lawrence Lessig chairs Creative Commons, a nuanced, free licensing scheme for individual creators.

Lessig Blog
born 6-3-1961

TED Talk Lawrence Lessig: Re-examining the remix:

About this talk
At TEDxNYED, former "young Republican" Larry Lessig talks about what Democrats can learn about copyright from their opposite party, considered more conservative. A surprising lens on remix culture.

Julian Sanchez: Copyright policy isn't just about how to incentivize the the production of a certain kind of artistic commodity; it's about what level of control we're going to permit to be exercised over our social realities, social realities that are now, inevitably, permeated by pop culture. I think it's important that we keep these two different kinds of public goods in mind. If we're only focused on how to maximize the supply of one, I think we risk suppressing this different and richer and, in some ways, maybe even more important one.

So the point is the Republicans here recognize that there's a certain need of ownership, a respect for ownership, the respect we should give the creator, the remixer, the owner, the property owner, the copyright owner of this extraordinarily powerful stuff, and not a generation of sharecroppers.

And the question I ask you is: Who's fighting it? Well, interestingly, in the last presidential election, who was the number one, active opponent of this system of regulation in online speech? John McCain. Letter after letter attacking YouTube's refusal to be more respectful of fair use with their extraordinary notice and take down system, that led his campaign so many times to be thrown off the Internet.

Larry Lessig on laws that choke creativity

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