Lawrence Lessig: What Conservatives Can Teach Us About Free Culture

Here's one of the first videos to emerge from this weekend's indie TED conference in New York City. More videos will eventually be posted on the TEDxTalks YouTube Channel, which we're adding to our Smart YouTube collection. In case you're not familiar with him, Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard law professor, has been a driving force behind the "free culture" movement and Creative Commons. This talks offers a quick introduction to his thinking ... and his distinctive (and always engaging) manner of presentation.


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  • Thank you for the very erudite and entertaining presentation. I perceived Mr. Lessig’s message as bi-fold: first, there is his legal point regarding intellectual property; second, he emphasizes the fact that nuanced questions of law and ethics are easily blurred by partisan dogma in today’s political world. I’m looking forward to new work from NYC this year.

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