Monday, 8 March 2010

Since, your study of YouTube is really a study of social media, I thought this video might interest you.

An important element as we watch YouTube — I’ve even heard it mentioned in class is copyright… One of the leading copyright thinkers — disrupter, some would say is Larry Lessig. Here’s his web site:

http://www.lessig.org/info/bio/

Here he is discussing copyright with Stephen Colbert:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/215454/january-08-2009/lawrence-lessig

And of course, this happened (surely at Colbert intended):

Of course, Lessig used YouTube:

Let’s consider copyright as a practical matter. Let’s go back into ancient history, 1984, and dredge up 2 Live Crew and the Song, “Pretty Woman.” Turn to page 550 of your text and let’s read.

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