Long before DRM-cracking and Creative Commons, thinkers like Gutenberg, Kant and Locke started the freedom of information debate. A new site archives their really old ideas
By Matt RansfordPosted 03.20.2008 at 4:30 pm 1 Comment
Arguably the most heated and oft-discussed topic in regard to the Internet and all that it has become is the one of copyright. DRM, the RIAA, Creative Commons—you likely cant go a day without reading about a cracked cipher or a new business model in the face of illegal file sharing.
The free-information guru decides winning a congressional seat this year would be impossible
By Seth FletcherPosted 02.26.2008 at 5:29 pm 0 Comments
That was anticlimactic. A little more than a week after announcing that he was considering running for a recently vacated seat in California's 12th congressional district, tech thinker and Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig announced yesterday on his blog that he wasn't running after all. The reason is simple enough. A pollster showed Lessig that there was "no possible way" for him to win. And it wouldn't be pleasant.
Also identifies his next area of activism: fighting the influence of lobbyists in government
By Seth FletcherPosted 02.20.2008 at 4:53 pm 0 Comments
Creative Commons founder, free information advocate and Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig announced today the formation of an exploratory committee looking in to a potential bid for a U.S. Congress seat. He announced his maybe-decision (with a more finalized announcement coming March 1) today on a new Web site, lessig08.org.