August 30, 2006  ·  Lessig

So I’m leaving for Berlin for the year Monday. I am on sabbatical, and need to write tons of stuff. I will be changing significantly how I connect (project: privatizing lessig), but one thing I really need to do is to find a web master. I want to do much more in this space, but this space needs some significant reworking. If you’re interested and able, please email Lauren Gelman at the Stanford CIS. There’s some money to support this, but not much.

August 26, 2006  ·  Lessig

Is there such a thing as a program to simplify AddressBook cleanups? (I’m using the OS X default). I’ve got over 5000 entries, many automatically inserted, many many duplicates, etc. But it takes forever to delete, merge, correct the entries. I know I could dump it into a spreadsheet and do it that way, but has anyone seen code to do this more intelligently?

August 17, 2006  ·  Lessig

Creative Commons’ free software project, ccHost, a project that “provides web-based infrastructure to support collaboration, sharing, and storage of multi-media using the Creative Commons licenses and metadata,” has been named the “Best Open Source Solution” at LinuxWorld 2006. ccHost supports ccMixter. See some pictures of those who support ccHost.

August 10, 2006  ·  Lessig

Denise Howell has a great post about the Washington Post’s plan to run a mash-up. According to the terms and conditions, as a condition of participating, the artists must agree to “grant and assign all right, title and interest in the Recording to” the Washington Post.

Good for the Washington Post — mash-ups are an important and valuable form of creativity encouraged (and democratized) by digital technology. But I believe that the artists who create them deserve to own and hold the copyright to their new creative work. And in my view, any self-respecting artist should refuse to participate in any sharecropping mash-up. You did the work. You should own the rights to the work you did.