Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law SOPA/PIPA

I find this TED talk very applicable and pertinent to the recent attempts of SOPA/PIPA to shut down the internet as we know it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q25-S7jzgs

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Comment by PhiloSophia on January 21, 2012 at 11:36am

He was also featured in a documentary I've purchased last year and shown to my Philosophy club.  It's a documentary about how corporations hinder creativity by making attempts to "own" ideas indefinitely: 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdwN6rRU0Xk

Comment by MikeUtah on January 21, 2012 at 12:46pm

Very cool PhiloSophia!  I agree with Mark Twain said about Copyright or owning of ideas:

Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.

I think the only way we'll move away from this paradigm is for new artists, writers and inventors to boycott copyrighting or extending patents.  Creativity is the way forward, and only by everyone building off each other can we hope to muster the movement needed to end all of the suffering on this planet and then head out into the galaxy to explore the stars.

Comment by Cora Judd on January 23, 2012 at 9:09am

I've had a hard time shaking the copyright model of life. But that video sure helps - thanks for sharing it. 

Comment by Phil on January 23, 2012 at 4:32pm

Wonderfful! Many thanks!

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