Professor Lessig rethinks intellectual property rights by judging a balance of forces between commerce and community. His main argument focuses on reviving our creative culture.
Larry Lessig is is one of the foremost authorities on copyright issues, with a vision for reconciling creative freedom with marketplace competition.
Creation always involves building upon something else.
“ There is no art that doesn't reuse. And there will be less art if every reuse is taxed by the appropriator. ”
Creativity and innovation always builds on the past. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds upon it.
Free societies enable the future by limiting this power of the past.
Larry is the founder of the Center for Internet and Society and professor of law at Stanford Law School.
His presentation in TED and his book present a very interesting combative manifesto enhancing How creativity is being strangled by the law
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Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy