SXSW: Lessig Takes on Political Corruption

Posted by: Douglas MacMillan on March 14, 2009

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One of the world’s foremost reformers of digital copyright, Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig helped found Creative Commons, a movement for free, fair use of content online.

Recently, he’s refocused his attention on a new area he says is in need of reform: agenda-driven private funding for political campaigns and other forms of corruption on Capitol Hill. In this video, Lessig explains Change Congress, his new project that will use Internet tools like wikis to help coordinate a nationwide strike on politics-as-usual.


Lawrence Lessig from Doug MacMillan on Vimeo.

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