Remix Culture: Culture, Technology, and Creativity

This interview with Lawrence Lessig conducted during the recent O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, makes an argument for developing new policies to reflect new modes of creating and distributing culture.”Their conception of how to make money off the culture is to…

Mar 22, 2005

This interview with Lawrence Lessig conducted during the recent O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, makes an argument for developing new policies to reflect new modes of creating and distributing culture.

“Their conception of how to make money off the culture is to cut it up and sell it like pieces of dead meat. And that’s of course valuable for butchers, but it’s not clear it’s valuable for society. If all content is locked in these little separate containers and you have to seek permission to do anything with it, then a huge potential, both economic and social, will have been lost.”