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Art and Commerce: How To Make It Work Now

This is a great interview on the issues of copyright and monetization on the Web. Lessig is refreshingly open and optimistic about the way the Internet supports creatives and creativity, and the conversation is a great example of two paradigms working together to give birth to something brand new.

From the NPR site:

December 22, 2008 · In his new book Remix, law professor Lawrence Lessig explores the changing landscape of intellectual property in the digital age — and argues that antiquated copyright laws should be updated.

Lessig is a columnist for Wired and the chair of Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization that promotes the legal sharing, repurposing and remixing of creative work.

 Listen.

December 24th, 2008

Comments:

Comment #1 by Super Amanda on December 25, 2008 - 2:35am

Thanks, this is just what i've been looking for, almost as much as your wonderful blog. Merry Christmas Rebecca, I'm so glad you are here.

Peace, Amanda

www.bayarearobeson.org

(please stop by sometime)

Comment #2 by rebecca on December 25, 2008 - 10:19pm
So glad you're here, too. That's what this is all about, no? On my way to check you out. xo
Comment #3 by TheJennTaFur on December 27, 2008 - 11:42pm

Thank you for sharing this informative interview. I listened to it and digested and understood more than I thought I knew. I have been observing since 1996 these issues especially when I worked in social media for a media company.

I decided to start blogging in 2006 when I wanted to see and learn more of what was going on from a blogger's perspective. I learned I had to become a part of the blogsphere to understand these issues first hand so that I could be able to write and research these issues more.

I took an intellectual property class while in law school in 1999 when a lot of these issues were popping up but my professor there had no clear cut answers as we do now. But, I can say that I do understand the changes that need to be made.

I always tell every blogger to use a Creative Commons license on their work. Some of my past college professors have informed me that some of their students tend to lift web pages and alter some of the language and submit it to them as papers in their classes. Sad.

So much we still have to learn and teach.

Thank you so much for sharing this!

Another good source I use is here too in dealing with social media law:
http://pr.typepad.com/pr_communications/2008/11/berkman-databases-for-social-media-law.html (you can follow the author of this blog on twitter at http://twitter.com/johncass)

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