Comments on: Cultural Environmentalism at 10 http://www.lessig.org/2006/02/cultural-environmentalism-at-1/ Blog, news, books Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:05:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Sal http://www.lessig.org/2006/02/cultural-environmentalism-at-1/#comment-17342 Fri, 03 Mar 2006 03:11:17 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/02/cultural_environmentalism_at_1.html#comment-17342 for those of us struggling to find a bridge across the digital divide (ie. no iPod) – could you also please just post copies of the papers

many thanks

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By: three blind mice http://www.lessig.org/2006/02/cultural-environmentalism-at-1/#comment-17341 Thu, 02 Mar 2006 04:52:03 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/02/cultural_environmentalism_at_1.html#comment-17341 Thank you Lauren Gelman. The podcasts will be much appreciated by those of us unable to attend – it’s always nice to have legal content for the MP3 player.

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By: Lauren Gelman http://www.lessig.org/2006/02/cultural-environmentalism-at-1/#comment-17340 Wed, 01 Mar 2006 15:23:48 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/02/cultural_environmentalism_at_1.html#comment-17340 We will be podcasting the event. The podcasts will be available on the CIS website by the end of March.

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By: poptones http://www.lessig.org/2006/02/cultural-environmentalism-at-1/#comment-17339 Tue, 28 Feb 2006 08:39:59 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/02/cultural_environmentalism_at_1.html#comment-17339 That concern is not entirely without merit, mice. Unlike copyright, software patent laws do in fact present a tremendous danger – not only to the commons, but to innovation in every area legitimate online commerce. When every idea has become subject to the control of multinationals and those who own the channels of communications it will effectively stagnate innovation and stalwart any developer not attached to the ruling elite.

The grey market will always exist, but when you are effectively subject to repossession of your “property” the instant you attain a level of success sufficient to draw the attention of those who own exclusive license to virtually every embodiment of ideas in this realm, there’s not much reward for seeking legitimacy. In this manner, software patents quite literally encourage social subterfuge and criminality.

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By: three blind mice http://www.lessig.org/2006/02/cultural-environmentalism-at-1/#comment-17338 Tue, 28 Feb 2006 07:47:03 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/02/cultural_environmentalism_at_1.html#comment-17338 the history of the environmental movement offered powerful theoretical and practical lessons to those who sought to recognize the importance of the public domain, and to expose the harms caused by a relentlessly maximalist program of intellectual property expansion.

the environmental analogy is unfortunately all too accurate.

concern for the public domain and for civil rights is, like the concern for the environment, a legitimate public interest. unfortunately, concern for “the commons” appears to attract many of the same political and economic ideologies that populate the environmental movement. it is no surprise that the green party is one of the most vocal opponents of intellectual property laws in the european parliament.

as an object of analysis, comparisons to the environmental movement may be useful. as an example of practice, let us hope that the commons-ists have better sense than to follow the moribund and uninnovative politics of the environmental movement.

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By: poptones http://www.lessig.org/2006/02/cultural-environmentalism-at-1/#comment-17337 Mon, 27 Feb 2006 19:35:50 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/02/cultural_environmentalism_at_1.html#comment-17337 Environmentalism is a fantastic analogy. Perhaps it will finally drive home to the people who attach themselves to this “free” movement because they think it means protecting their “right” to rip madonna cds and remix and republish anything, anywhere, anytime it pleases them their responsibility to culture by not, in fact, aiding those who pollute our culture with works which they do not wish to be fairly used.

If you want to protect this “environment” then stop buying your downloads at itunes and stop surfing newsgroups and kazaa and limewire and start rewarding the artists who publish responsibly.

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By: Mary Anne Davis http://www.lessig.org/2006/02/cultural-environmentalism-at-1/#comment-17336 Mon, 27 Feb 2006 19:31:51 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/02/cultural_environmentalism_at_1.html#comment-17336 Would it be possible to get podcasts of the talks for those of us who can’t come in person? Very much obliged.

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