Prof. Lawrence Lessig Explains Creative Commons Licensing
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J.D. Lasica interviews Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Lessig for an 8-minute video in regards to the future of copyright.
Lessig, of course, is the leading light of the participatory culture movement, chairman and co-founder of Creative Commons, and a member of the Ourmedia Advisory Board. His books are "Code," "The Future of Ideas" and "Free Culture." Lessig is a Law Professor at Stanford Law School, he's also the Chairman of Creative Commons.
- Can you license this video under Creative Commons? It would, I guess, be in
the spirit of the person and topic of this video.
- this is the guy that dressed up as jesus christ and stripped to gloria
gaynors song "I will survive" see m1media for the video.
- The best idea yet for content creators. copyright that meets each creators
need. This would lessen tension between the sharing culture and the pay for
performance culture. Of course if this doesn't work one of the two cultures
could easily restrict the other completely. It doesn't seem likely that the
sharing culture would garner the interest of politicians with campaigns to
- Good stuff. Since most artists do not make money when they are owned by
record companies, this is a good way for more artists to do what they want
to do, along with making a few bucks. Far fewer lawyers involved per capita
here than with Warner Brothers.
- Mr.artist: free culture is all about to enpower creativities. Thus artists'
rights to make money should never be taken away, it's just that the current
system is somewhat flawed. I hope you are aware that many things, including
you-tube, that we regularly use to distribute copy-righted contents, are in
fact illegal under the C system. I think someone pissed you off with some
slogans(probably by ppl also ignorant on the subject), but you are letting
it out on the wrong guy here.
- "Idiots" giving their work away for free? Wow, you are very ignorant on
this subject. Nothing wrong with making money on your art, also nothing
wrong with giving it away - it's a choice. I make a good living as an
artist. quit whining.
- OK - I Updated it. Thanks for your suggestions.
- I'm not as against the compensation of its authors for their works,
however, do not think cool perpetuate this right to the his authors,
forbidding others to have access to and can develop new things starting
- I realize that Larry is a professor at Stanford, do you think the title of
this video should be changed? If so what do you suggest changing it to?
- Um, he's a professor at Stanford, as he says in the first twenty seconds of
- Yeah, I think it'd be a good idea to change the title. You could make it
"Interview with Stanford Law Professor Larry Lessig." Or "Stanford Law
Professor Explains Creative Commons." Prof. Lessig is very well known to
those involved in copyright law, so it's good idea to have his name
somewhere, I think. Just my two pennies. Thanks for posting this.
- The fade-out at the end made it seem like he passed away or something!
Thanks for the interesting video
- Always happy to see academic support behind CC! Would love to see the
typography video that I created get some exposure like this :)
- I'm glad you took the time to watch it. Lessig is an inspiration for the
movement. Someday more lawyers will be as awake as he is. Thanks for
- It's ironic that this video has a standard youtube license instead of a CC
- and now there are millions and millions of idiots out there giving their
work away for free. I'd like to see a record label approach an artist with
a CC licence. Good luck... and what's wrong with wanting to make a dollar
from your art? How's the artist supposed to make a living? Free culture at
the expense of the artist. How typical. Created by a lawyer... Again, how