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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Mori Art Museum Lecture "Art and intellectual property rights: New role of Creative Commons"
Date: 19:00-21:00 Friday, 1 May 2009
Lecturer: Lawrence Lessig (Professor, Stanford Law School)
The arrival of the information age and the potential to share vast amounts of data have prompted some to call for a reconsideration of the concepts of intellectual property and copyright law. This is a field that is of obvious importance to the visual arts. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization (established in 2001) that aims to develop and support the circulation of information and intellectual property by providing a flexible range of protections and freedoms. Lawrence Lessig, a founding board member of Creative Commons, discusses the progress of Creative Commons to date and what lies ahead for it in the future.
Earned a JD from Yale University. Clerked for a U.S. Supreme Court Judge. Teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, contracts, and the law of cyberspace. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, he was at Harvard Law School and at the University of Chicago. He is the author of numerous books including "Code" (1999) and "The Future of Ideas" (2001).
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