The voice of the free culture movement Professor Lawrence Lessig gave an impressive interactive speech last Thursday (February 25) – covering a range of topics associated with copyright laws in the U.S and the fair use of content, calling for reduced legal restrictions on copyright on the Internet.
The Wireside Chat was organised by the Open Video Alliance, a number of organisations and individuals devoted to the creation and promotion of free and open technology, policies and online video. The speech was streamed live by Flumotion Streaming Platform, whose technology is multi-format (supporting all leading formats) and based on open source software.
Lessig’s lecture is now available on demand – which is good news for all of you who missed it or for those of you who want to watch it a second time. In accordance with Lessig’s and the OVA’s open philosophy, Flumotion streams the speech using only open technology – Theora codec into an HTML5 element, so you need to use an advanced browser such as Mozilla Firefox.
Enjoy the video and let’s continue the discussion by adding a comment to this post. What’s your favourite quote from Lessig? Do you agree with all his points?
Soon together with the Open Video Alliance we will be offering a high quality archived version of the speech. Sit tight, we will keep you updated!
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