DATE & TIME
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
6 p.m. Member's Reception - For CHM Members only
7 p.m. Program
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
Advanced registration for this event has ended. The Computer History Museum will be doing registration the evening of the event, starting at 6pm. Seating is available, so there is no need to arrive early. Please contact (650)810-1005 if you have additional questions.
Call (650) 810-1898 for information.
ABSTRACT OF TALK
The prolific and controversial web culture of piracy, particularly file sharing, has taken the world by storm, and for more than a decade, we’ve been waging a war in the name of the 20th Century’s model of copyright law.
The content industry has convinced the world that extremism in copyright regulation is good for business and economic growth. But that's false. Join Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Lessig as he discusses the potential creative accomplishments that our society could achieve, if only we viewed copyright and intellectual property (IP) laws differently.
During the presentation, Professor Lessig will expound on these concepts, as he maps out in his latest book Remix – Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy: Our past teaches us about the value in 'remix.' We need to relearn the lesson. The present teaches us about the potential in a new 'hybrid economy' — one where commercial entities leverage value from sharing economies. That future will benefit both commerce and community. If the lawyers could get out of the way, it could be a future we could celebrate.
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