Cuban on Google

For those of you who remember my panel at SXSW last year (“Can Art Survive Google?”), you will also recall the discussion we had regarding YouTube’s obvious violation of the reproduction right. You’ll also remember the head scratching regarding how YouTube’s counsel could argue that they didn’t violate the reproduction right based on a theory […]

Why does the EFF hate artists so much?

Fred von Lohman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation treats us to the workings of his mind in this post to the Los Angeles Times opinion blog where he claps on one and three regarding the desire of the creative community to extend the digital performance right to terrestrial radio. He writes: “Copyright is a tax […]

Happy Father’s Day, Pirate Crew!

I often say that there are two things that hold societies together: Moral lessons learned as a child, and the promise of swift and certain punishment. On Father’s Day, let’s focus on the former for a moment. I invite those of Professor Lessig’s pirate crew who are fathers to take a sampling of the literature […]

How do you sleep at night?

Lester Lawrence Lessig III suggests in a recent blog that his remarks at the CISAC conference last week were misquoted by Andrew Orlowski in his editorial about Lessig’s performance in the Register. “Trip” Lessig offers up an International Herald Tribune piece as offering a more accurate statement of his views. Unfortunately, the key theme that […]

Beware the beast man…

The Register has another great news story from the CISAC conference, this time moving past Lester Lawrence Lessig III (known in the familar as “Trip” Lessig) who turned in what by all accounts was a firmly mediocre debate performance. CISAC apparently gave the keynote slot to The Man aka Google. Boy I sure hope for […]

Crafting for the Movement

Someone pointed out to me today that Professor Lessig has a post on his blog about the Register article I wrote about recently (although I removed that post as a courtesy given the crafting discussed below). He seeks to clarify a whole slew of things about which he believes he was misquoted, and I take […]