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ALE Central Mtg. for November 9, 2006

Filed at 3:53 am November 9, 2006 under by Ruscetta

Our presentation for November 9th will
be an Encore Video Viewing of

Lawrence Lessig’s “Creative Commons”
Keynote Address from Linuxworld, 2006

In his keynote from Linuxworld San Francisco,
Professor Lessig describes what he calls the new
era of “Read/Write Culture� that has been revived
by the internet and fueled by Open Source software.
He talks about the technical, political, and social
challenges we face in the changing landscape of
creativity and free expression in the digital age.

From his background as a lawyer, Lessig’s presentation
addresses the conflicts between creative freedoms and
copyright laws, explaining his motivation for extending
the ideals of the GNU/Linux Public License into the
“remix” and derivative freedoms of Creative Commons

Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law
School and founder of the school’s Center for Internet
and Society. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, he was
the Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School,
and a Professor at the University of Chicago.

Professor Lessig is the author of Free Culture (2004),
The Future of Ideas (2001) and Code and Other Laws of
Cyberspace (1999). He chairs the Creative Commons
project, and serves on the board of the Free Software
Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the
Public Library of Science, and Public Knowledge. He is
also a columnist for Wired magazine.

In the opinion Marc Torres, an ALE founder and attendee
of Linuxworld 2006:
“Lawrence Lessig is one of the most engaging speakers you will
ever see. His examples and explanations of the complicated issues
of Copyright, Economics and Technology are something you can
take with you to any suit, boss, or politician you will meet.”

Meeting time is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
(The video is about 70 minutes long and should start about 7:45)
Directions to Emory Law School are at the
Central Meeting link on the side bar.