January 30, 2008
Lawrence Lessig to give final 'Free Culture' lecture
Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons, a nonprofit devoted to expanding the range of creative work available for others to build upon and share legally, will deliver his final "Free Culture" talk at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in Memorial Auditorium.
After 10 years of leading multimedia presentations that inspired the "free culture" movement, Lessig is moving from the copyright debate to focus on corruption in Washington, D.C. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be recorded for the upcoming feature film Basement Tapes, a documentary about copyright in the digital age. Scenes from the film, which is supported by OpenSourceCinema.org, will be shown during the lecture, as well as re-mixed work from the organization's website.