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NYC LOCAL: Sunday 9 November 2008 Computers and Society Class: Lawrence

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Sunday 9 November 2008 Computers and Society Class: Lawrence Lessig on REMIX, Art, Culture, and the Hybrid Economy
Date: 7 Nov 2008 12:12:05 -0500

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 Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 00:56:26 -0500 (EST)
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 We are honored to have a special lecture this Sunday by Professor Lawrence 
 Lessig of Stanford University.  In this talk entitled, "REMIX - Making Art 
 and Culture Thrive in the Hybrid Economy," Professor Lessig describes the 
 creative and profitable future that culture and industry could realize, if 
 only we gave up IP extremism.

 A flyer is attached.


 Short Bio:

 Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder 
 of the school's Center for Internet and Society. Prior to joining the 
 Stanford faculty, he was the Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law 
 School, and a Professor at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge 
 Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin 
 Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

 For much of his career, Professor Lessig focused on law and technology, 
 especially as it affects copyright. He represented web site operator Eric 
 Eldred in the ground-breaking case Eldred v. Ashcroft, a challenge to the 
 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. His current academic work 
 addresses a kind of "corruption."

 He has won numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation's 
 Freedom Award, and was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 
 Visionaries, for arguing "against interpretations of copyright that could 
 stifle innovation and discourse online."

 Professor Lessig is the author of Remix (2008), Code v2 (2007), Free 
 Culture (2004), The Future of Ideas (2001) and Code and Other Laws of 
 Cyberspace (1999). He is on the board of the Creative Commons project, 
 MAPLight, Free Press, Brave New Film Foundation, Change Congress, The 
 American Academy, Berlin and He is on the advisory board of 
 the Sunlight Foundation and LiveJournal. He has served on the board of the 
 Free Software Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Public 
 Library of Science, and Public Knowledge. He was also a columnist for 
 Wired, Red Herring, and the Industry Standard.

 Professor Lessig earned a BA in economics and a BS in management from the 
 University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge, and a JD 
 from Yale.

 Professor Lessig teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, 
 contracts, and the law of cyberspace.

 Upcoming Computers and Society speakers at NYU:

 Lawrence Lessig  - Sunday, November 9th, 2008 - 6:00pm
 Amanda Michel    - Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 - 3:30
 Andrew Rasiej    - Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 - 3:30pm
 Susan Crawford   - Monday, December 1st, 2008 - 3:30pm

 All talks are open to the public in room 109
 Warren Weaver Hall (251 Mercer Street)

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LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

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