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Gilberto Gil Hears The Future, Some Rights Reserved

Publication Date: 
March 11, 2007
Source: 
The New York Times
Author: 
Larry Rohter

This is an article about the Brazilian Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, and his views on intellectual property. As a pop star he has special knowledge about the subject as an entertainer. He will speak at the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in Austin, Tex. Professor Lessig is quoted in this context:

''Look at remixing on music sites, which has become a core of creativity on the Internet and produced a huge archive of legally usable music,'' said Lawrence Lessig, the author of ''Free Culture'' and founder of Creative Commons. ''That has allowed a whole bunch of people to display themselves as artists and be picked up by record labels and Web sites, and all of that began because Gil got us to think about what kind of freedom was necessary for music.''