Sunday, August 17, 2008

John Phillip Sousa and the infernal machine. And much more!

A talk by Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law.



I know this is long, but it is fascinating and entertaining. At about 8:13 minutes in there are three cool video clips to illustrate Mr. Lessig's point.

19:07 minutes - filmed Mar 2007 - posted Nov 2007 by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design).

About this talk: Larry Lessig, the Net’s most celebrated lawyer, cites John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights and the "ASCAP cartel" in his argument for reviving our creative culture.

About Larry Lessig: Stanford professor Larry Lessig is one of our foremost authorities on copyright issues, with a vision for reconciling creative freedom with marketplace competition.

1 comment:

The Humanity Critic said...

..thats right up my alley, pretty interesting.