This presentation couldn't be timelier, currently in front of the U.S. Supreme Court is the high-profile case of MGM vs. Grokster. This case pits the entertainment industry against two Internet file-sharing companies, with the future of technological innovation potentially in the balance.
KILLING CREATIVITY: How Today's Intellectual Property Laws are strangling Creativity in Music, the Arts and at Home. A lecture and book signing with Stanford Law Professor Lawrence Lessig (founder of Creative Commons.)
Wednesday, March 9, 6:30-8:00 pm
The Tech Museum, 6 pm registration.
General Admission is $15 (OLLI Members: $10). To purchase your ticket contact the Commonwealth Club or call (800) 847-7730.
General Admission is $15 (OLLI Members: $10). To purchase your ticket contact the Commonwealth Club at (800) 847-7730 or (
Come enjoy this opportunity to hear one of our nation's leading experts on the increasingly high-stakes debate surrounding intellectual property rights and the ability of new generations of innovators to create the opportunities and art of tomorrow. Professor Lawrence Lessig (
Professor Lessig is also a founder of Creative Commons -- a nonprofit that offers a flexible copyright for creative work (www.creativecommons.org). The recent "Wired CD" included in the 12/11 issue of Wired Magazine was produced under the Creative Commons license. Contributing artists included -- The Beastie Boys, David Byrne, My Morning Jacket, Gilberto Gil, Dan the Automator, Paul Westerberg, and Danger Mouse. Professor Lessig writes an occasional column for Wired Magazine. Check out recent article - an interview with Jeff Tweedy of the band Wilco. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.02/view.html?pg=5
(And, yes, for you fans of the TV show The West Wing the recent character of "professor Lessig from Harvard University" trying to pound out a new democratic constitution for Belarus is indeed the same professor Lessig. He has a past life as a professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard University, but that's another story.)
This presentation, co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Club and The Tech Museum, could not be timelier. Currently in front of the U.S. Supreme Court is the high-profile case of MGM vs. Grokster. This case pits the entertainment industry against two Internet file-sharing companies, with the future of technological innovation potentially in the balance.
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