Lawrence Lessig is an professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Center for the Internet and Society. He is known within the new media community for the advocacy of open source technologies, network neutrality and the creative commons among other ideas and initiatives that seek to democratize the internet and reduce potential barriers created by trademark restrictions and other forms of government or corporate control.
Prior to joining Stanford he taught at the Harvard Law School, where he was a faculty director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and the University of Chicago Law School.
He proposed the concept of "Free Culture" . He also supports free software and open spectrum . He is founder and chairman of the Creative Commons and a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Lessig is also on the board of directors of Software Freedom Law Center, launched in February 2005.In March 2006, Lessig joined the board of advisors of the Digital Universe project.
Notable cases Edit
- Lawrence Lessig's web site
- Transcript of his oral argument and the Court's Opinion for Eldred v. Ashcroft
- 2002 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software
- coverage of Lessig's opposition to the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
- The Anti-Lessig Wiki, a wiki started by Prof. Lessig intended to provide a space to catalog critics and oppositions of his ideas (currently mostly inactive)
- An end run round copyright laws?
- How I Lost The Big One - Lessig's account of why the Eldred v. Ashcroft case went to Ashcroft
- Some Like It Hot essay by Lessig in Wired 12.03 excerpted from Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity
- Lawrence Lessig's Supreme Showdown - Wired magazine interview from October 2002
- Seven Questions: Battling for Control of the Internet, Foreign Policy, November 2005
- Slashdot interview
- Remixing Culture: An Interview with Lawrence Lessig, O'Reilly Network, 2005-2-24
- "Free Culture" keynote from OSCON 2002 (including an audio and flash with the presentation as well as the presentation itself)
- Who Owns Culture? - Jeff Tweedy and Lawrence Lessig in conversation with Steven Johnson
- Larry's keynote from OSCON 2005 (with comments, audio and presentation)
- Christopher Lydon Interviews... Audio interview.
- Listen to the Lawrence Lessig interview on Radiophiles.org
- IT Conversations - Audio programs featuring Lessig
- Lawrence Lessig interview on This Week in Tech
- Lessig on Digital Village Radio, December 3, 2005
- Lessig on the Triangulation podcast, December 5, 2005. Topic: Google Books
- An archive of speeches