Friday, January 09, 2009

Lawrence Lessig - Remix

Lawrence Lessig, one of my heroes, was on Colbert Report last night, pushing his new book, Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, about how current copyright law is hampering creativity and commercial opportunities, as well as criminalizing our youth.

Lessig has written for years about copyright and intellectual property issues. His last 3 books are available for purchase as hard copy or free PDF download. The man walks the walk, not just talks the talk.

Damn -- he gave as good as he got from Colbert, not an easy thing to do.


Here's a more extended presentation by Lessig (about an hour) from November 2008 at NYU.

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