In "Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy", Lawrence Lessig shows how we harm our children - and almost anyone who creates, enjoys, or sells any art form - with a restrictive copyright system driven by corporate interests.
In this new book, the acclaimed author of "Free Culture" reveals the solutions to this impasse offered by a collaborative yet profitable "hybrid economy."
He also discusses his new Change Congress movement, which aims to fight corruption in Congress- Booksmith
Lawrence Lessig is one of our most respected voices on the legal, political, and cultural implications of digital technology. Currently the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, Lessig founded Creative Commons in 2001 to reboot our antiquated copyright system. He is also the director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the founder of Rootstrikers, an activist network working to reduce the influence of money in politics. In 2000, as a professor at Stanford, he founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society. Lessig is the author of numerous books, including Code: And Other Laws of Cyberspace; The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World; Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy; and Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Association, he has received numerous honors and was named one of the world’s “Top 50 Visionaries” by Scientific American.
Lawrence Lessig discusses the mounting public support to limit campaign donations and argues that the "deeply sick" state of the Republican Party offers conservatives a chance to regroup around such an atypical move.
"If there's anytime when it’s possible, it would be now," he says.