March 11, 2009 · Lessig
So it may well have taken the makers of this amazing remix (and others available at Thru-You.com) more time to make this than it took me to write my book, REMIX. But whether or not it did, this is, to borrow the point from my friend David Post’s fantastic book, Jefferson’s Moose. Watch this, and you’ll understand everything and more than what I try to explain in my book.
(Jefferson’s Moose: Post’s book is about Jefferson and about cyberspace. He’s been toiling to understand both for almost 15 years. The central story of the book was Jefferson’s bringing a stuffed moose to Paris, to show the Old World why their theories about nature in the New World were wrong. Words had failed to do the trick. But when one saw the seven foot tall moose in Jefferson’s entry way, one could not but recognize that theories about nature being “degenerate” in America were false.)
This video is Jefferson’s Moose. If you come to the Net armed with the idea that the old system of copyright is going to work just fine here, this more than anything is going to get you to recognize: you need some new ideas.
Thank you, ThruYou.