Monday, July 7, 2008
TNS#57: IP, Copyright and Creative Commons
TNS#57 was taped on 6/30/08 and featured local attorneys Chris Ridder, a Residential Fellow at Stanford Law School, and Kurt Opsahl, Sr. Staff Attorney with EFF.org... we discussed Intellectual Property and Copyright and the problems with how it's evolved in the past century and the progress Larry Lessig and CreativeCommons.org have made in providing a more reasonable alternative model for copyrights. Chris is involved with the Stanford Center for Internet and Society -- cyberlaw.stanford.edu -- and talked a bit about their Documentary Film Program -- cyberlaw.stanford.edu/projects/documentary-film-program -- which "provides filmmakers with information about fair use, access to insurance for liability arising out of copyright litigation, and access to lawyers who will defend copyright claims pro bono or at reduced rates." ... good stuff!