[Lawrence Lessig:TED] No Child Left Behind (Bars)!

by M. David Peterson

Watch to the very end to understand the title.

TED | Talks | Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law (video)

Larry Lessig gets TEDsters to their feet, whooping and whistling, following this elegant presentation of “three stories and an argument.” The Net’s most adored lawyer brings together John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights, and the “ASCAP cartel” to build a case for creative freedom. He pins down the key shortcomings of our dusty, pre-digital intellectual property laws, and reveals how bad laws beget bad code. Then, in an homage to cutting-edge artistry, he throws in some of the most hilarious remixes you’ve ever seen.

3 Comments

W^L+
2007-11-10 13:42:15
This is an awesome argument! Thanks for sharing this link!
M. David Peterson
2007-11-19 20:00:51
@W+L+,


Isn't it amazing! I'll be honest, there are times where I feel like I've lost all faith in the "American Dream", that dream originally founded upon the promises and guarantee's afforded to us by the Constitution. And then I watch presentations such as this and realize that if nothing else, at least we still have someone like Lawrence Lessig who understands what the Constitution is *TRULY* all about and why it *TRULY* matters.


And with this statement in mind: Thank God!

M. David Peterson
2007-11-19 20:10:36
BTW, and for-the-record, what I mean by "... who understands what the Constitution is *TRULY* all about and why it *TRULY* matters." what I mean by this is pretty simple: The Constitution promises and guarantees fairness and protection for *ALL* people and in this manner I feel safe in suggesting that *ALL* people includes our children.


In fact I would go as far as suggesting *ALL* people not only includes *ALL* people, but *ESPECIALLY* includes our children. And if it doesn't: Well we need to fix some things *REALLY* fast, don't ya think?