"re: 7 things… Creative Commons, Web 2.0 Storytelling -- Larry Lessig gave a great TED talk on the need for copyright reform. It’s good to watch for his storytelling style as well as the content"
This is a TED video of Larry Lessig, frounder of Creative Commons, giving the following talk: How creativity is being strangled by the law.
It's fabulous! On several levels.
First -- the background: about copyrights, creativity, and the stories we share. I love the very engaging history lesson he gives (via sharing awesome stories) about copyrights.
Second -- his presentation with stories woven in. Masterful.
Third -- the message about the future of Web 2.0 storytelling. Even though discussions on SOPA were tabled in Congress, the issue of copyrights and ownership of creative material will continue to be debated. Watch this video for a solution that protects our creative storytelling.
Ethics and permissions in storytelling is very important (read my Ethics guide at http://www.juststoryit.com/howto). Lessig's talk is critial to add to our knowledge bank so we can engage in Web 2.0 storytelling with ease and confidence, not criminaly or unethically.
Go watch the video now. Thank you fellow curator John Randall for this piece!
Via John Randall