Lessig in London

by Suw on April 30, 2004

I appear to be having a bit of a run on visits to London at the moment. Not that I'm complaining – it's a good excuse to escape Dorset.
On 27th May I'll be going up to see digital rights expert and author of Free Culture Lawrence Lessig speak to the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) Business Arts Forum. I am particularly looking forward to the lecture, not just because Euan is involved with LIFT and anything he endorses is bound to be worthwhile, but also because I was a part of AKMA's Free Culture audio book project. I have been quietly keeping an eye on the whole copyright/digital rights issue so this lecture should be very interesting.
If you're in London on the 27th, you really should come along:

Creative Commons in a Connected World
a lecture by Professor Lawrence Lessig, US Attorney
Thursday 27 May, 7.30pm
Venue: Ondaatje Theatre, Royal Geographical Society, SW7
Tickets: £10 (£5 concession)
Bookings: 020 7863 8012
“Never in our history have fewer exercised more control over the production and transformation of culture than now… never” – Lawrence Lessig
Lawrence Lessig is a founder and lead advocate of the Creative Commons copyright and a champion of civil and constitutional rights. Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and a leading commentator on legal aspects of new communication technologies, Lessig is a popular figure amongst new media designers and creatives. He teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, high technology and internet regulation.
In his book, The Future of Ideas – The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World, he asserts that innovation itself is threatened by a combination of punitive copyright laws and the unintended consequences of software development.
In this lecture, Lessig will put forward the hypothesis that innovation and experimentation thrive when ideas and culture can be freely circulated and freely exchanged. These freedoms are under threat. He proposes that the erosion of constitutional and civil rights carries with it profound consequences for all those involved in the arts and the business of ideas.

Anonymous May 3, 2004 at 2:50 pm

Lucky. 🙂

Anonymous May 27, 2004 at 2:16 pm

i am a co-translator of Free Culture (into Chinese). and i will also attend the event

Anonymous May 27, 2004 at 2:18 pm

This is Chenwei, the above translator.

Anonymous May 29, 2004 at 9:33 am

Chenwei, it was really nice to meet you and Tian. Please let me know if you post your photos!

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