Laws that choke creativity
Lawrence 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 the Author Lawrence Lessig has already transformed intellectual-property law with his Creative Commons innovation. Now he's focused on an event bigger problem: the US' broken political system.
2002 OSCON Speech
Talk given at July 24, 2002 OSCON conference and the beginning of the "Lessig Method. " (At the start, I say that this is the "last talk. " I meant before I turned all of my energy to preparing for the Supreme Court argument in the Copyright Term Extension Act case which happened three months later. )