This lecture is impressive. Larry talks about the war that we (well: the US congress) are inadvertently raging against “our kids”. How we are criminalising a whole generation that express their creativity through mash-up as they use copyrighted content. How these crimes are based on congress decisions that make no logical sense and are only influenced by money. And how this corruption is not just reflected in the problems we have with copyright, but also in e.g. our late reactions to global warming, or in the way in which academia, the medical profession, medical research, and other areas work.
I know it’s a long lecture, so if you just want to watch the main message, download the file and just watch the last quarter. A highly intellectual voice for humanity.
2 thoughts on “Larry Lessig’s last lecture on Free Culture”
How inspiring Randy Pausch is! If you liked “The Last Lecture”, another fantastic memoir I just read and highly recommend is “My Stroke of Insight” by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Her TEDTalk video (ted.com) has been seen as many times as The Last Lecture I think, and Oprah did 4 shows on her book, so there are a lot of similarities. In My Stroke of Insight, there’s a happy ending though. It’s an incredible story! I hear they’re making it into a movie.
Thanks, Tracy. I found Dr. Jill’s talk here http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/229 – is really awesome!
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