Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/01/14/Lawrence_Lessig_Remix
Stanford law professor and digital rights advocate Lawrence Lessig warns against efforts to overturn California’s Prop 8 (gay marriage ban) in state courts. Lessig argues that doing so may shift the focus of debate from civil rights to “activist judges,” and that Prop 8 opponents would be better served by bringing their issue back to the voters.
In “Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy”, Lawrence Lessig shows how we harm our children – and almost anyone who creates, enjoys, or sells any art form – with a restrictive copyright system driven by corporate interests.
In this new book, the acclaimed author of “Free Culture” reveals the solutions to this impasse offered by a collaborative yet profitable “hybrid economy.”
He also discusses his new Change Congress movement, which aims to fight corruption in Congress – Booksmith
Lawrence Lessig is a professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the school’s Center for Internet and Society.
He teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, contracts, and the law of cyberspace. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, he was Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a professor at the University of Chicago.
He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and for Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. For much of his career, he has focused on law and technology, especially as it affects copyright.
Recognized for arguing against interpretations of copyright that could stifle innovation and discourse online, he is CEO of the Creative Commons project, and he has been a columnist for Wired, Red Herring, and The Industry Standard.