25 thoughts on “Larry Lessig: Laws that choke creativity

  1. All those good for nothings in the audience laugh about the chicken
    farmers, the know nothing bout actual work and dedication.

    also remember that the speaker is a moron, he knows nothing about and law
    and fighting for what is yours. He is one of those moron liberals that
    thinks it’s ok for a criminal to break into your home, kill you and rape
    your daughter and it’s NOT ok for your to kill the person breaking into
    your home.

  2. I wish it were easier to consume ethically. I don’t want to steal from
    anyone, nor do I want to put up with something clearly ridiculous. It’s
    getting harder and harder to satisfy both of these desires. 

  3. I agree with you Larry. Who do you blame? Politicians for leaving everyone
    behind or young people for not keeping up? The rules are in the older
    generations favour because they vote. All this great networking technology
    and the yoof hasn’t found a way to take over the world. Shamefull, I blame
    the parents and the schools!!! Young people can do what ever they want,
    they are much sharper from the age of 18 than at anytime in history. Stop
    hating Politics, saying “it doesn’t matter” all the time doesn’t make it
    necessarily so. Get involved, get into Politics you won’t believe how easy
    it is.

    So much easier to do nothing!

    So nothing ever changes for the better!

    Politicus

  4. LOL….look at the guy in the lower-right corner at 10:23. He is NOT
    amused….
    Everyone else around him is laughing…but he has this look of absolute
    confusion. Hilarious. I’ll never understand people like that who actual
    think certain topics are sacrosanct or taboo. Intelligent/creative/ethical
    people know very well that NOTHING is taboo…or ought to be taboo.

  5. The way he speaks makes it so hard to follow. He might think its making it
    easier to understand but no . No

  6. The British just got their own “Mickey Mouse Protection Act” which should
    be called the “The Beatles Protection Act” as they were about to go public
    domain.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14882146

    “Announcing the ruling, the council of the European Union said: ‘Performers
    generally start their careers young and the current term of protection of
    50 years often does not protect their performances for their entire
    lifetime. Therefore, some performers face an income gap at the end of their
    lifetimes.’ ”

    Or they could get jobs like the rest of us. Pay into 401K’s like the rest
    of us. Everyone has an income gap at retirement that’s why you have to save
    money or keep working. Which in their case means, YOU HAVE TO KEEP
    PLAYING/SINGING!!!

    Amazingly this is still less of a copyright length than we currently have
    in the US (95 years). When did copyright change from “To promote the
    Progress of Science and useful Arts” to “I want me and my my descendants
    for 3 generations to never have to work.”?

    Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law. Every one
    should watch this video.
    Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law

    People create without these (pretty much) infinite copyrights. All these
    extensions do is keep is industry coffers full and do nothing to produce a
    new creative work.

  7. The British just got their own “Mickey Mouse Protection Act” which should
    be called the “The Beatles Protection Act” as they were about to go public
    domain.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14882146

    “Announcing the ruling, the council of the European Union said: ‘Performers
    generally start their careers young and the current term of protection of
    50 years often does not protect their performances for their entire
    lifetime. Therefore, some performers face an income gap at the end of their
    lifetimes.’ ”

    Or they could get jobs like the rest of us. Pay into 401K’s like the rest
    of us. Everyone has an income gap at retirement that’s why you have to save
    money or keep working. Which in their case means, YOU HAVE TO KEEP
    PLAYING/SINGING!!!

    Amazingly this is still less of a copyright length than we currently have
    in the US (95 years). When did copyright change from “To promote the
    Progress of Science and useful Arts” to “I want me and my my descendants
    for 3 generations to never have to work.”?

    Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law. Every one
    should watch this video.
    Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law

    People create without these (pretty much) infinite copyrights. All these
    extensions do is keep is industry coffers full and do nothing to produce a
    new creative work.

  8. copyright, copyleft? copywrong?! what the heck .. copy everything.

    People make stuff… this video (and it’s worth watching to the very end)
    highlights some of the problems with rigorous legal enforcement of content
    protection.

    #pirateparty #piratepartyuk #tpb #creativecommons #tedtalks 

  9. Well, yours wouldn’t be the first quote to be short a recognized original
    source. Of the millions of eloquent quotes we have out there, and the
    hundreds that are frequently re-stated, I think roughly half of them either
    never cite a source or are miss-atributed to Confucious or Einstine
    depending on whether they sound more eastern or western.

  10. I have nothing against weed, but I feel that it is naive to think that pot
    would immediately make everyone innovators and artists. Not everyone reacts
    to pot the same way. Sometimes it does make you feel inspired and creative,
    but it can also make you paranoid, forgetful, and just plain lazy. Weed can
    be fun, but people shouldn’t view it as a godsend to creativity and
    thinking, just think of all the things we have created and accomplished
    before we started smoking.

  11. I don’t want to sound like some conservative Christian but is it only me
    who thinks there is like a fashion on making laugh with Jesus ? Like if you
    would make fun of Judish , you will get banned from TV and if you make fun
    of Allah you may day and then Hilary Clintion will apologize to your
    aggressors , it is great that some Christian people are so tolerant and I
    wish this jokes would at least be more funnier when they show it is such a
    important lecture

  12. I understand your perspective, but from a Marxist perspective those slaves
    would have had little access to the tools to immortalize it. If you
    consider from an anthropological perspective the ancient traditions with a
    predominantly oral tradition, including Australian Aboriginal peoples and
    Native American peoples they often left few cultural artifacts and yet had
    vast and rich cultures despite that fact. To assume that culture is
    proportionate to the amount of archaeological evidence is narrow

  13. What gives you the right to the monopoly of ideas? What right do you have
    to stifle someone ability to create something that they are capable of?
    Dont tell me its because you were there first. What are you a child? If you
    are the first then you make the profit from the sale of the sale of what is
    manifested immediately from your idea. After that your idea isnt worth shit
    because its not that great of an idea if someone can easily recreate it or
    improve upon it.

  14. Regardless of all that, I still think that ancient slaves (which in some
    places was the majority of people e.g. some cities in ancient Greece)
    overall made less than the 20th century people and the guy in the video
    said all of history without thinking about how bloody long that actually
    is. Likely because he’s American and Americans tend not to give a shit
    about history before their country was made honestly.

  15. I think we’re talking about slightly different situations, because you’re a
    photographer and I’m a musician. I’m talking about personal consumption and
    you’re talking about licensing. Either way though, I feel that the
    landscape is changing, and while I detest people who use works without
    licensing it, I don’t think there’s a reasonable way to prevent it at the
    small scale without infringing on our basic personal rights.

  16. This is a completely absurd analogy. Comparing bread (something physical)
    to an idea. Id guess either your next comment will read something along the
    lines of “Well it’s taking (potential) money away from me and that is
    stealing.” Which is the same flawed jibberish you just espoused. Or you’ll
    say “Well thats just how the world works.” With predatory practices, and
    mentalities like that and you wonder why the economy is tanking around the
    world.

  17. I agree completely. It gives people a good time and maybe even gives people
    a different perspective but all in all, it’s still just a plant.

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