The Creative Commons
February 20, 2003. Walter E. Edge Lectures
The Creative Commons: Every society depends upon a space for independent, well-regulated social criticism. The public domain is crucial to supporting that space. In this lecture, Professor Lessig will map a threat to the public domain that is increasingly weakening this opportunity for social criticism. As an unintended consequence of the reach of copyright law, the opportunity for social and political criticism has been weakened.