Category Archives: Free Culture

Oh Crap! Lessig is Not Running

Lawrence Lessig decided *not* to run for Congress. Here’s his explanation on why he’s not running. "With lots of mixed feelings, I have decided a run for Congress would not help the Change Congress movement. I explain the thinking in this 5 minute video (a new record for me!)." I’m now looking forward to what […]

Change Congress: Lessig 2008

Previously, in response to the heated U.S. Presidential political campaigns, I said, "ignore the rhetorics and follow the money." In that post I featured a video of Lawrence Lessig’s lecture on Corruption. Fast forward a couple of weeks later, the passing away of California Representative Tom Lantos made an opening for a seat in Congress […]

Draft Lessig, Amen!

Many of my handful of readers know by now that I’m a big fan of Lawrence Lessig. Lessig is one of the visionary personalities out there who are tackling the hard problems of copyright and corruption. So I say, Amen to Draft Lessig! Thanks to Open Left for the heads up.

What, Really, is Peer-to-Peer (P2P)?

Here’s Michel Bauwens explaining the concept of peer-to-peer. Also see this video of Michel Bauwens’s P2P lecture in Australia. Serendipitously, P2P Foundation just kicked off a social network using Ning. Check it out and come right in. Here’s my profile:

Supernatural Superserious is Supercool

R.E.M. is back! Supercool than ever! via ReadWriteWeb: "R.E.M. today released 11 videos for the first song from their forthcoming album, all in MP4 format in HD and under an open source license.  "Supernatural [Super]Serious," is the first single from the band’s next album, "Accelerate," due to be released April 1st."  "Viewers are encouraged to […]