Digital Future: Copyright Issues
Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, and author of Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, published by Basic Books, talked about the issues of copyright and “copyleft.” He was the inventor of the revolutionary concept and application of Creative Commons, which encouraged the use of copyrighted material under specific conditions. Additionally, panelists talked more broadly about intellectual property issues, on-line technology, and monitoring use of material on a global scale. They also answered questions from the audience.
The series “Managing Knowledge and Creativity in a Digital Context” examined how the digital age was changing the most basic ways information was organized and classified. The events included a featured speaker, followed by a panel discussion, and a question and answer session with the audience at the venue, and C-SPAN television viewers who submitted questions to the experts by electronic mail.
This program featured a brief clip from a previous lecture as an introduction to the event.