John Phillip Sousa and the infernal machine. And much more!

A talk by Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law.

I know this is long, but it is fascinating and entertaining. At about 8:13 minutes in there are three cool video clips to illustrate Mr. Lessig’s point.

19:07 minutes – filmed Mar 2007 – posted Nov 2007 by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design).

About this talk: Larry Lessig, the Net’s most celebrated lawyer, cites John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights and the “ASCAP cartel” in his argument for reviving our creative culture.

About Larry Lessig: Stanford professor Larry Lessig is one of our foremost authorities on copyright issues, with a vision for reconciling creative freedom with marketplace competition.

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