Wireside Chat with Lawrence Lessig (featuring Eclectic Method)
February 25, 2010 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Lessig will be speaking for 45 minutes, and his lecture will be followed by a 30 minute interactive Q & A. The event will be moderated by Elizabeth Stark of the Open Video Alliance. Submit questions using the hashtag #wireside.
The Talk: This is a talk about copyright in a digital age, and the role (and importance) of a doctrine like “fair use.” Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, and is essential for commentary, criticism, news reporting, remix, research, teaching and scholarship with video. As a medium, online video will be most powerful when it is fluid, like a conversation. Like the rest of the internet, online video must be designed to encourage creative expression and political participation, not just passive consumption.
The Event: Following the talk, stick around for a demo/workshop featuring video mashup DJs Eclectic Method. This live audiovisual demonstration is not to be missed.
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For more information, or to find out about screening parties in other cities visit: http://openvideoalliance.org/event/lessig/
The Wireside Chat is made possible with the support of iCommons and the Ford Foundation.