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Lessig’s last Free Culture lecture

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That he gave at Stanford about a month ago.

It is a bit over 50 minutes long, but please watch it. (When you have the time and patience.)
It is an excellent overview of the entire copyright/culture issue. Near the end, he also outlines his plans for the Change Congress movement.

It is unfortunate that the video sometimes goes out of sync, has low sound etc. Headphones help a bit.

Link: http://blip.tv/file/680741/
Trying to embed: (But click on link above instead; that can be made full screen etc.)

Shorter videos: At TED (19 min)
From Good Copy, Bad Copy (7 min)

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Fri, 2008-03-07 at 15:37:54 +05:30

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Why was the water yellow? What’s with the hat thing?

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We went to a temple today.

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Sun, 2007-11-18 at 21:11:46 +05:30

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Continued gender bias in science

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11011110: Continued gender bias in science and lots of links from it…

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Fri, 2007-04-06 at 03:10:03 +05:30

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Great, now J. M. Barrie is “racist” too

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A post at 123 I Love You triggered some Google-searching…
A piece of old news (from 1999!) that I find incredible and disturbing: Someone was fired for using the world niggardly. Found it, with a commentary, here.

This is a perfectly valid word, widely used in literature, and now they want everyone to stop using it? (Apparently, the rule of the idiots extends to words like masticate and pianist, for which I had to read the explanations to understand what the problems were.)

This is hard to believe/accept. I have similar things to say about the euphemism treadmill.

(Fortunately, there seems to a sliver of good news: Tom Clancy continues to use the word.

Bill Garvin’s Guaranteed Effective All-Occasion Non-Slanderous Political Smear Speech. Apparently it has a real-life (rumour) counterpart: See here and here.

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Mon, 2007-02-05 at 12:42:19 +05:30

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