Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Keeping Culture Free

Public Lecture by Lawrence Lessig in Auckland, New Zealand, about the war between "prohibitionists" and "abolitionists" in the copyright debate. Builds on old stuff, adds an idea about how best to deal with copyright in developing nations.

The Swedish government yesterday rejected any change to copyright law following a European Union directive for member nations to enter into a dicussion regrading the possibility of increasing the manditory copyright period from the current 50 years to 95 years following composition.

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