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    Lawrence Lessig: Will Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity?

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    Lawrence Lessig: Will Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity?
    The New York Public Library - New York Public Library
    What is the future for art and ideas in an age when practically anything can be copied, pasted, downloaded, sampled, and re-imagined?LIVE from the NYPL and WIRED Magazine kick off the Spring 2009 season with a spirited discussion of the emerging remix culture.Our guides through this new world--who will take us from Jefferson's Bible to Andre the Giant to Wikipedia--will be Lawrence Lessig, author of Remix, founder of Creative Commons, and one of the leading legal scholars on intellectual property issues in the Internet age; acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey, whose iconic Obama "HOPE" poster was recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery; and cultural historian Steven Johnson, whose new book, The Invention of Air, argues that remix culture has deep roots in the Enlightenment and among the American founding fathers.