This Wednesday, March 9, Lawrence Lessig speaks at the Commonwealth Club on the subject of Killing Creativity: How Today's Intellectual Property Laws Are Strangling Creativity In Music, the Arts and at Home. It's been arranged through some great local support (thank you!) for both artists and students to attend for free! (General admission is $15)
Prof. Lessig is also the founder of Creative Commons. CC is "a nonprofit foundation developed to address the current Gestapo state affecting copyright law and intellectual property rights in today's tech-savvy world. In the simplest terms, CC offers a midway point between 'all rights reserved' and 'no rights reserved.' An artist, teacher, author, painter or DJ can register their works with Creative Commons, allowing permission for others to sample, remix and otherwise build upon." ...see Killing Creativity by Todd Inoue in this week's Metroactive calendar.
We encourage you to take advantage of this speaker event which is provided by the Common Wealth Club. It is free to local students and artists who make reservations before Wedneday March 9 and reference this posting. Contact the Commonwealth Club office at (408) 351-3479 to make your reservation.
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
Wednesday, March 9, 6:30-8:00 pm at The Tech Museum, 6 pm doors open.
We hope to see you there.