Remixing Culture: An Interview with Lawrence Lessig (5 tags)
What do you get when you mix P2P, inexpensive digital input devices, open source software, easy editing tools, and reasonably affordable bandwidth? Potentially, you get what Lawrence Lessig calls remix culture. He explains in this extensive interview. The concept of remixing culture is the topic of his keynote as well, at O'Reilly's upcoming Emerging Technology Conference (March 14-17 in San Diego).
Piracy is Progressive Taxation, and Other Thoughts on the Evolution of Online Distribution (3 tags)
As he follows the business world of movies and music, Tim O'Reilly draws upon his own publishing experience and comments on the current controversy over digital file sharing.
An Interview with Cory Doctorow (2 tags)
Cory Doctorow fits the old adage: "Need something done? Ask a busy person." The European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a co-editor of Boing Boing, and a renowned science fiction writer, Cory is also on tap to speak at O'Reilly's upcoming Emerging Technology Conference. In this interview, Cory talks about his latest book and his work as a science fiction writer.
A Musician's Take on File Sharing, DRM, and Copyleft Licensing (2 tags)
Musicans can be a very adaptable community, and many are looking at online music and file sharing differently than the companies that often contract with them. Miriam Rainsford explores issues of P2P, DRM, and copyleft licensing from her musician point of view.