Why Remix Matters

Compared to many, I have a limited understanding of copyright and copyleft. To add to my confusion is the difference between US and Canadian laws. Having spent some time with Michael Geist, listening to Lawrence Lessig and reading bits and pieces from others, I’m starting to understand the issues a bit better.

I do understand that remix has huge implications for how we learn. The old models of copyright just don’t work today for so many reasons. While debate over ownership and money are at the core of many debates, I like how Stephen Colbert battles Lessig in his usual irreverent way.

Even better are the subsequent remixes.
UPDATE: Thanks to Bill for the comment but you can see the video is no longer available due to copyright issues.  Slightly ironic.

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Michael Geist and the Posse

This post was last updated on September 5th, 2011 at 11:04 am

Michael Geist is often referred to as the Lawrence Lessig of Canada. He is a law professor at the University of Ottawa and one of Canada’s utmost authority on technology law.

The Posse felt he would make a great guest so Alec and Rick and I spent the better part of an hour with Michael. Thanks to Rob Wall who edited the audio, but unfortunately could not join us in the conversation. Heather Ross, our other Posse member, was also unable to attend.

Image: Michael Geist – Why Copyright? – 4 by D’Arcy Norman
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