Late this afternoon, I was enjoying my favorite video podcast. It’s created by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) and features prominent speakers. This talk features Larry Lessig, a professor of Law at Stanford who specializes in copyright law. He is also the chair of Creative Commons, a nonprofit group that helps artists license their creations in a sensible way. (We should chat about this when you have time, chopdeli).
In his talk, Lessig proposes a sensible and market-based solution on how we can protect the business interests of artists while simultaneously allowing fair-use rights for private individual. Like many a TED talk, this one was extraordinarily interesting. Aside from the intended content, it got me quite excited about the potential for creativity, especially for todays kids. Anyway, enjoy the talk!