Category: Copyright

Copyright Fearmongers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ8TzCv1dfs&t=1h20m30s Lock your doors AND windows as there are thieves about. The above video comes courtesy of B&H Photo, whom I have done business with personally, and have recommended purchases at UMW. The photo and video “superstore” has for the most part provided very informative presentations. There are a ton of great videos on their

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Kirby’s Remixes are Everything!

Everything is a Remix Part 3 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo. If you’ve been living under a new media rock, then you might not have heard of Kirby Ferguson’s “Everything is a Remix” series. If you have been fortunate enough to watch it, you’ve been treated to some very well researched videos that explore the

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Scientists: The Ultimate Remixers

Here’s a great argument for implementing Creative Commons in the sciences. This video, directed by Jesse Dylan, explains that those information silos that we speak of exist in spades for scientists. Of course, the best line of the video is that “scientists are the ultimate remixers” – cool since I consider myself a scientist at

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Lessig’s New Direction

Some interesting news was brought to my attention this morning, via Wes Fryer, that Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig will be shifting his focus from academic work, to what he calls the “corruption” of the political process. He states that “our government can’t understand basic facts when strong interests have an interest in its misunderstanding.”

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More Lessig Presentations

Lawrence Lessig is doing some great online presentations (again) with a whole series of Internet Policy “videos”. The first presentation, featured above, talks about a little-known subject regarding copyright called “Orphan Works”. Lessig’s presentations are always informative, and the presentation style is highly engaging. I look forward to this whole series dealing with subjects like,

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