I discovered Artbabble a week or so ago (see post here) and trolling through its pages came across this discussion “Remix: Lawrence Lessig and Shepard Fairey (LIVE from the NYPL) 2/26/09”
Shep Fairey is the creator of the Obama poster who is getting his ass sued for copyright infringement for this same poster. But it’s Larry Lessig who makes this video interesting, 16 and a half minutes in and his spiel is were the synapses start to fire. Lessig is the author of Remix, founder of Creative Commons, and one of the leading legal scholars on intellectual property issues in the Internet age. (And he can dance, well verbally at least.)
Involved with the internet and art? Ignore this at your peril.