Food for thought from Larry Lessig on how current laws are hampering creativity and new media technologies. Larry Lessig is a great speaker whom I’ve seen present in person and have great respect for. His points are spot on in my opinion, but I often find myself thinking about what he says at least twice, once as your average Internet user and once as a photographer.
The propagation of photography online on some level has diminished their value as people quickly assume things online are free. Getting high impact photographs as many of you know is no easy task. Photographers as I always say need to stay on top of copyright and technology legal developments. As the law changes so can our way of life and that goes for amateurs as much as it goes for professionals. My dichotomy of thought got me thinking about an older post of mine Copyrights: A Love Hate Relationship… more food for thought.
How Creativity Is Being Strangled By The Law – Larry Lessig (~20 min.)
[tags]TED, TEDtalks, Larry Lessig[/tags]