Lawrence Lessig
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process

January 8, 2009 NailingEdit


  • has written a book about how our copyright laws are outdated, which sounds to Stephen like a great idea for a book
  • a hybrid economy
    • a free-share economy (remixing) like flickr (the users do the work, flickr makes the money)
      • taking work and remixing it
  • totally failed war
    • for 10 years artists have gotten no money
    • businesses aren't making more money
    • kids are becoming criminals
  • Congress cannot do a thing about it
  • 24 laws in 10 years to deal this problem
  • wants Congress to focus on real issues
  • Stephen remade Lessig's book to give it more value if it were sold on eBay than what other copies could get on Amazon
  • Stephen warns the Heroes not to remix the interview to a dance mix
  • copyright is eternal
  • artistic socialism
  • the system works for Stephen

External TubeEdit

Lessig's Anarchy Tube

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