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Video: Remix Culture

Michael Wesch has an amazing video called An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube. Though it’s well worth watching the full hour, I wanted to highlight a particular moment which really stood out for me. The overlay of the video, Us (which is already a remix of Regina Spektor and popular films), with Wesch’s commentary and part of a speech by Lawrence Lessig raises the hair on my free culture arms.

Remix Culture

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Smearing Lawrence Lessig and Free Culture

What good thing could come of an intellectually dishonest smear campaign against Lawrence Lessig? Mike Masnick absolutely ripping it to shreds.

As a general comment, these defenders of “intellectual property” don’t seem to understand that granting artificial monopolies involves more government intervention, not less. Free culture is not communism. Also, these guys consistently fail to recognize the differences between tangible and intellectual property.

Read more about this from Lessig’s blog as well.

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