Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy
Lawrence Lessig talked about the state of copyright law in relation to electronic media. He argued that the current laws are draconian and have not been adequately updated to reflect the emergence of the Internet and the ubiquity of the sharing of information. He said that the current laws criminalize artists and the young and stifle creativity. He argued that the youth create their identity by remixing electronic media. Following his remarks, he answered questions from the audience.
Lawrence Lessig is the author of Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, published by Penguin. The book is copyrighted.