Webside chat by Larry Lessig

I’ve just finished watching this webside chat by Larry Lessig a presentation made at the OpenVideoAlliance webside chat on February 25, 2010.

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Creative Commons Slideshare Presentation

I’m particularly interested in Creative Commons and the work of Larry Lessig. So much so that I’ve written several blog posts and vlogs about the topic, including; Episode 10 Copyright or “copywrong” – Look to Lessig, Google Advanced Image Search – copyright free image search, Bring in the expert. When I came across such an informative Slideshare slidecast presentation by Rodd Lucier I needed to share it here.

Rodd raises some interesting questions for educators to consider relating to how we should “model academic integrity” and “guide the student creator” with the appropriate use of material created by others.

This video from Penn State shows the implications for students in their coursework using appropriate material.

Bring in the expert

I’ve previously written about and vlogged about copyright, the remix manifesto, and Larry Lessig. I’m also very interested in the concept of stretching the boundaries of learning beyond what is commonly accepted. So it was a delight for me to come across a school media studies class (mrmayo’s blog), which is heavily influenced by Creative Commons, working creatively with digital media.  And not only that, but participating in a Q+A session with Larry Lessig over Skype.

Q+A Part 1

Q+A Part 2

That Larry, a Professor or Law at Stanford Law School, is willing to participate in such an interaction is simply brilliant! It also serves to encourage us all to ask and interact with noted experts across the globe. More and more the barriers of institutions are breaking down and enabling the potential for greater access to education for all.


Some work of Brendan Stone prompted a recollection in me about the remix manifesto by Brett Gaylor. In collaboration with others, some quite famous in these circles, the manifesto was put together and reads:

A Remixer’s Manifesto

  1. Culture always builds on the past.
  2. The past always tries to control the future.
  3. Our future is becoming less free.
  4. To build free societies you must limit the control of the past.

The rip: remix manifesto site.

This video on the Boing Boing site introduces the basic principles.

Site Links:

Brett’s Open Source Cinema site

Interesting videos on the Open Source Cinema site explaining the movement

Other topic-related sites:

Remix America


And a Girl Talk Rotoscoped video produced by 64 students: