Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Larry Lessig talk on "The Withering of the Net"

Larry Lessig, inventor of Creative Commons licensing, gave a talk on "The Withering of the Net" at the Center for American Progress in Washington June 2006. Lessig mentions many things we cover -- the breakup of AT&T, telecommunication regulation, the end-to-end principle, license-free spectrum, copyright, net neutrality, etc. He fears Congress will let powerful network and media companies stifle innovation and participation. Favoring the "read-only" network at the expense of "read-write" network will harm our culture and economy.

Download the talk or the transcript.

If you find it interesting, you will also like Lessig's presentation on US copyright law.