Lawrence Lessig and Modern Copyright

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Lawrence Lessig and Modern Copyright

  1. 1. <free culture> OSCON July 24, 2002
  2. 2. <refrain>
  3. 3. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  4. 4. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  5. 5. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  6. 6. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  7. 7. </refrain>
  8. 8. (1)
  9. 9. 1774Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
  10. 10. 1774Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
  11. 11. 1774Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
  12. 12. 1774Donaldson v. Beckett free culture born
  13. 13. 1710Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
  14. 14. 1710Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
  15. 15. 1710Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
  16. 16. 1710Statute of Anne limited term 14 years
  17. 17. 1740sScottish publishers reprint classics
  18. 18. 1740sScottish publishers reprint classics
  19. 19. 1740sScottish publishers reprint classics
  20. 20. London publishers:“copyright is forever”
  21. 21. London publishers:“copyright is forever”
  22. 22. [Sonny Bono:“forever minus a day”]
  23. 23. London publishers:“copyright is forever”
  24. 24. publishers
  25. 25. “old patentees and monopolizers in the trade ofbookselling, men who do not labour in an honest profession to learning is indetted.”
  26. 26. “common law copyright”
  27. 27. 1769 Millar v. Taylorpublishers prevail
  28. 28. 1769 Millar v. Taylorpublishers prevail
  29. 29. 1769 Millar v. Taylorpublishers prevail
  30. 30. 1774Millar reversed
  31. 31. 1774Millar reversed
  32. 32. Shakespeare free
  33. 33. freed culture
  34. 34. <refrain>
  35. 35. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  36. 36. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  37. 37. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  38. 38. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  39. 39. </refrain>
  40. 40. (2)
  41. 41. 1790unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  42. 42. 1790unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  43. 43. 1790unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  44. 44. 1790unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  45. 45. 1790unregulated creativity “printing” free derivatives 14 years
  46. 46. 1790 free codetransparent technology
  47. 47. 1790 free codetransparent technology
  48. 48. 1790 free codetransparent technology
  49. 49. control
  50. 50. control
  51. 51. notjustthen
  52. 52. 1928 Walt Disney Steamboat WillieSteamboat Bill., Jr.
  53. 53. 1928 Walt Disney Steamboat WillieSteamboat Bill., Jr.
  54. 54. QuickTime™ and a Video Format cvid decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  55. 55. 1928 Walt Disney Steamboat WillieSteamboat Bill., Jr.
  56. 56. 1928 Walt Disney Steamboat WillieSteamboat Bill, Jr.
  57. 57. “always parroting the feature length mainstream films”
  58. 58. commons
  59. 59. lawyer
  60. 60. lawyer
  61. 61. “limited Times”
  62. 62. 1790“fourteen years” maybe x2
  63. 63. to 42(1831)
  64. 64. 56(1909)
  65. 65. 59(1962)
  66. 66. 61(1965)
  67. 67. 63(1967)
  68. 68. 64(1968)
  69. 69. 65(1969)
  70. 70. 66(1970)
  71. 71. 67(1971)
  72. 72. 68(1972)
  73. 73. 70(1974)
  74. 74. 75(1976)
  75. 75. 95(1998)
  76. 76. Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
  77. 77. aka
  78. 78. Mickey Mouse Protection Act
  79. 79. No one can do to Disney, Inc.what Walt Disney did to the Brothers Grimm
  80. 80. <refrain>
  81. 81. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  82. 82. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  83. 83. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  84. 84. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  85. 85. </refrain>
  86. 86. (3)
  87. 87. different now
  88. 88. 2002regulated creativity
  89. 89. 2002regulated creativity
  90. 90. law:
  91. 91. ©
  92. 92. ©
  93. 93. ©
  94. 94. ©
  95. 95. ©
  96. 96. “publishing” to “copying”
  97. 97. “copies” to “derivative works”
  98. 98. “14 years” to “life+70”
  99. 99. technology:
  100. 100. opaque creativity
  101. 101. controlling uses
  102. 102. law + technology:
  103. 103. law regulates “copies”
  104. 104. uses
  105. 105. unregulated
  106. 106. unregulatedread
  107. 107. unregulatedread give
  108. 108. unregulatedread givesell
  109. 109. unregulatedread givesell sleep
  110. 110. unregulated ©
  111. 111. unregulatedpublish ©
  112. 112. unregulated ©
  113. 113. unregulated © fair use
  114. 114. unregulated © quote
  115. 115. uses
  116. 116. uses1. unregulated 2. regulated 3. ©
  117. 117. uses1. unregulated 2. regulated 3. ©
  118. 118. uses1. unregulated 2. fair use 3. ©
  119. 119. uses1. unregulated 2. fair use 3. ©
  120. 120. enter the net
  121. 121. everyacts a copy
  122. 122. everyact’s a copy
  123. 123. everyact’s a copy
  124. 124. unregulated uses
  125. 125. regulated
  126. 126. ©
  127. 127. uses1. unregulated 2. fair use 3. ©
  128. 128. <del>“fair use”
  129. 129. QuickTime™ and aSorenson Video decompressorare needed to see this picture.
  130. 130. <http://aibopet.com>“teach your Aibo jazz”
  131. 131. “[Y]our site contains information providing the means tocircumvent AIBO-wares copy protection protocol constitutinga violation of the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.”
  132. 132. uses1. unregulated 2. fair use 3. ©
  133. 133. uses©
  134. 134. controlled creativity
  135. 135. never more controlled
  136. 136. term scopeconcentration
  137. 137. term scopeconcentration
  138. 138. term scopeconcentration
  139. 139. neverfewer more
  140. 140. neverfewer more
  141. 141. neverfewer more
  142. 142. 1773
  143. 143. control
  144. 144. <refrain>
  145. 145. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  146. 146. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  147. 147. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  148. 148. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  149. 149. </refrain>
  150. 150. (4)
  151. 151. you
  152. 152. gnu
  153. 153. transparent creativity
  154. 154. free sharing
  155. 155. common base
  156. 156. createlike it’s 1790
  157. 157. proprietary v. free
  158. 158. proprietary v. free
  159. 159. for now
  160. 160. <refrain>
  161. 161. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  162. 162. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  163. 163. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  164. 164. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  165. 165. </refrain>
  166. 166. (5)
  167. 167. free code threatens
  168. 168. threats to free code
  169. 169. item:sw patents
  170. 170. Mr. Gateson sw patents:
  171. 171. If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today’s ideas were inventedand had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete stand-still today.
  172. 172. The solution . . . is patenting as much as we can. . . . A future start-up with no patents of its own will be forced to paywhatever price the giants choose to impose. That price might behigh: Established companies have an interest in excluding future competitors.
  173. 173. The solution . . . is patenting as much as we can. . . . A future start-up with no patents of its own will be forced to paywhatever price the giants choose to impose. That price might behigh: Established companies have an interest in excluding future competitors.
  174. 174. Established companies have an interest in excluding future competitors.
  175. 175. 4 years
  176. 176. tiny changes
  177. 177. tim changes
  178. 178. q. todd changes
  179. 179. apologists
  180. 180. what have you done?
  181. 181. “excluding future competitors”
  182. 182. defensive
  183. 183. offensive
  184. 184. what have you done?
  185. 185. item:copyright wars
  186. 186. homeric tragedy
  187. 187. $25,000
  188. 188. insane ruleswhole world
  189. 189. insane rulesfor the whole world
  190. 190. broadcast flag
  191. 191. mandated fritz chips
  192. 192. “police state in every computer”
  193. 193. digital vigilantes
  194. 194. “a terrorist war”
  195. 195. for what?
  196. 196. “to stop the harm”
  197. 197. the harm: 5x -5%
  198. 198. the harm: 5x -5%
  199. 199. the harm: 5x -5%
  200. 200. what have you done?
  201. 201. <refrain>
  202. 202. 1. Creativity and innovation always builds on the past.
  203. 203. 2. The past always tries to control the creativity that builds on it.
  204. 204. 3. Free societies enable the future by limiting the past.
  205. 205. 4. Ours is less and less a free society.
  206. 206. </refrain>
  207. 207. (6)
  208. 208. JC Watts
  209. 209. “If you’re explaining, you’re losing.” JC Watts
  210. 210. 6 years
  211. 211. what have you done?
  212. 212. Boucher CannonHank Perritt
  213. 213. eff.org
  214. 214. do something

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