Topic: Digital Rights
Why is remixing Shakespeare "creative writing" but remixing Star Wars is theft? What does a permission driven copyright regime mean for media remixing, multimedia expression and free speech? In his presentation at the Web 2.0 Conference, Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford and a Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), presents the legal dangers present for media remixers. [Web 2.0 Conference audio from IT Conversations]
Daniel Solove doesn't use the familiar metaphor of "Big Brother" when
he discusses privacy; rather he uses Kafka's play "The Trial." He
says we're not as much in danger of having our privacy violated by
someone with evil intent as we are of having our lives turned upside
down from the interactions of unapproachable and faceless
corporations and bureaucracies. [Technometria with Phil Windley;
audio from IT Conversations]
Cory Doctorow at the Web 2.0 Conference: Does Web2.0=AOL 1.0? How the sneaky forces of darkness are criminalizing the Web in smoke-filled rooms that you can't get into. (Web 2.0 Conference audio from IT Conversations)
The Comedy of the Commons -- An IT Conversations favorite, Lawrence Lessig is back with a terrific presentation delivered at the SDForum Distinguished Speaker series.
From Gnomedex 4.0: A panel of experts explores the future of IT security. Are hardware methods superior to software? How do memory-managed languages help? How can we make security management within the skill set of the average user? Is automation the answer? Should upgrades be mandated? Should there be a security tax for those who don't upgrade their systems. DRM: Does it increase security risks? And what attacks should we expect in the future?
Are the venture investors back? Are they putting money into open-source software? What about Java--is it still an important platform? Should Sun make it open source?
With special guest Mitchell Kertzman, Partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, the Gillmor Gang tackles these questions as well as DRM, and of course RSS.
Guests AKMA, Lawrence Lessig and Simon Carless talk about Creative Commons licensing and how bloggers got together over a weekend to produce an audio version of Larry's latest book.
AKMA asked, "Anyone feel like recording a chapter of Lawrence Lessig's new book?" Joi Ito then said, "What a great idea!" In less than 24 hours, this idea mushroomed into a significant collaboration by a team of bloggers and others to record and publish all of Larry's book. Here is our contribution, Chapter One: Creators, recorded by IT Conversations host Doug Kaye.