Comments on: Last Free Culture lecture, first thought about what to do about political corruption http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/ Blog, news, books Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Carole Farah http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14020 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 00:10:43 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14020 im really stupid so i didn’t read the book but i heard its good.
By the way Finklestien, call me for a good time ;)

i love u cameron anger

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By: Nattben http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14019 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 00:01:09 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14019 wow this book is so bad
and by the way finklestiern, get a f**k’n life man

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By: Dannie http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14018 Wed, 04 Jun 2008 09:29:16 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14018 How inspiring Randy Pausch is! If you liked “The Last Lecture”, another fantastic memoir I just read and highly recommend is “My Stroke of Insight” by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Her TEDTalk video (ted.com) has been seen as many times as The Last Lecture I think, and Oprah did 4 shows on her book, so there are a lot of similarities. In My Stroke of Insight, there’s a happy ending though. It’s an incredible story! I hear they’re making it into a movie.

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By: pb http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14017 Sun, 03 Feb 2008 21:53:47 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14017 “Thanks to Creative Commons, the author may well be more easily able to abstain from exploiting their unethical privilege of copyright and cease consigning it to less scrupulous publishers”

Translation: The author can abstain from receiving royalties and cease to get paid. Then, maybe find another job.

There’s a sucker born every minute.

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By: Seth Finkelstein http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14016 Sat, 02 Feb 2008 08:38:13 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14016 Coverage:

Stanford’s Lessig tackling even bigger battle

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By: susy struble http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14015 Fri, 01 Feb 2008 23:17:30 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14015 Could you add abolishing the practice of riders to your list of targets?

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By: late http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14014 Thu, 31 Jan 2008 12:30:07 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14014 if the wheel doesn’t work, it bears reinventing.

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By: poptones http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14013 Wed, 30 Jan 2008 15:32:38 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14013 Man Seth, what is it with this hippie idealism? Tell me this: how many people benefit from wikipedia? I mean, how many poor kids, rich kids, old kids, get a reference library in their home essentially for nothing? Not everyone contributes articles to wikipedia, but everyone who visits gets the same end access to the reference materials. Why is it “evil” to seek ways to make money on that infrastructure if you are the guy who started it, marketed it, essentially built it?

The evil is not in the making or the mining, only perhaps in the details of how these things are done. Claiming you “fear” something is not a valid impeachment. I “fear” jumping out of moving cars and seeing close up views of waterfalls on movie screens; one is a valid fear backed up by objective cause-and-effect relationships – the other is simply my own phobia playing on my psyche. We all need to strive to tell the difference even when it’s very hard.

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By: Robert http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14012 Tue, 29 Jan 2008 20:29:20 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14012 Corruption in politics is common. I dont think it will be stop in future.
Seattle Divorce Attorney Robert

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By: Seth Finkelstein http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14011 Tue, 29 Jan 2008 11:07:27 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14011 Worse than re-inventing the wheel, I fear the inventions of the wheeler-dealers (i.e. the cadre of hucksters who hype data-mining businesses, especially those using large amount of unpaid work, as the model for a new society).

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By: Steve Baba http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14010 Tue, 29 Jan 2008 10:25:44 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14010 I would second (or third) the suggestion on the Wiki that Lessig “read or reread,” The Logic of Collective Action by Mancur Olson.
http://www.amazon.com/Logic-Collective-Action-printing-appendix/dp/0674537513/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201556716&sr=8-1
While an outsider can sometimes bring a different view to problems, it looks to me that Lessig is reinventing the wheel.

Totally unrelated to collective action, but Olson’s most overused cliché’s was he was “Standing on shoulders of giants” and he encouraged his students to do the same.

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By: jesse http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14009 Tue, 29 Jan 2008 07:29:25 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14009 would you please tell us who is making the movie? Is it a documentary, feature film, etc?

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By: Jardinero1 http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14008 Tue, 29 Jan 2008 06:38:31 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14008 I don’t understand the fetish about politcal corruption. In a democracy there is a highly effective counter punch to corruption. It’s always been there and still is. It’s called voting for the other guy. If that guy turns out corrupt then you vote for the other guy again, and again; repeat ad infinitum.

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By: mike charlton http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14007 Mon, 28 Jan 2008 22:12:40 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14007 I would love to see either a transcript or a video as well. Good luck.

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By: Crosbie Fitch http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14006 Mon, 28 Jan 2008 22:12:15 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14006 I look forward to the day when you can use the term ‘Free Culture’ without surrounding it with scare quotes. Perhaps this will be the same day you cease defining free culture as a culture in which the author is free to determine the use of their work.

Free culture is a culture in which the public are no longer subject to the author’s control, and may make free use of published works without authorisation.

Thanks to Creative Commons, the author may well be more easily able to abstain from exploiting their unethical privilege of copyright and cease consigning it to less scrupulous publishers, but let’s remember that the author is restoring the public’s right to cultural freedom.

Free culture is not the author’s gift to give, but a suspended right to restore – in full.

Free culture is the public’s right, and it’s time copyright was abolished.

For without copyright we need no longer rely upon far too few conscientious authors who object to wielding their unethical privileges in this second age of enlightenment.

Perhaps your final lecture will reveal your true colours?

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By: Stefan Hayden http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14005 Mon, 28 Jan 2008 21:51:46 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14005 I certainly look forward to the new talk.

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By: Paul Jacobson http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14004 Mon, 28 Jan 2008 21:30:17 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14004 Hi Larry

Is this talk going to be recorded and published on its own?

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By: Scott Cummings http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14003 Mon, 28 Jan 2008 21:04:55 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14003 I’m disappointed I won’t be able to make it. Will there be a video posted anywhere online? The TED video has been a great resource for me when advocating CC.

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By: Seth Finkelstein http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14002 Mon, 28 Jan 2008 20:32:07 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14002 But, good luck!

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By: Seth Finkelstein http://www.lessig.org/2008/01/last-free-culture-lecture-firs/#comment-14001 Mon, 28 Jan 2008 20:31:12 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2008/01/last_free_culture_lecture_firs.html#comment-14001 I’ll just push my column on this topic, which is a basically an open letter here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/oct/25/comment.intellectualproperty

I tried :-(.

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