[Air-L] A Canadian critical of LL Re: Lawrence Lessig on ending corruption and influence of money in politics
conor.schaefer at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 02:40:58 PDT 2007
I tend to agree with Barry's comment. I think Lessig is really trying to
attack the root of the problem, so to speak, both his free culture quest
and in his anti-corruption tirade of late. In both cases, this is a
sentiment I can support wholeheartedly.
I've only read his "Free Culture," but will check out Code.
barry saunders wrote:
> given the tendency for governments around the world to sign up to
> American copyright regimes as part of their free trade agreements, I'd
> argue that an American perspective fighting on the side of less
> restrictive IP would be necessary.
> however, IANALOALS.
> (i am not a lawyer or a legal scholar)
> On 10/9/07, Peter Timusk <ptimusk at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>> May be I am slightly anti-american and I have only read his one book
>> Code but his solution of American constitutional values and that of
>> some Canadian advocates of such things as creative commons seems to
>> take American laws and beliefs and transplant them into other
>> countries. This does not work says I who recently finished a BA in
>> legal studies where unlike natural sciences and mathematics ( this
>> could be questioned too) law textbooks, legal sources, and rules are
>> unique to a country and there is limited use for other countries
>> laws. For instance we don't have the same background of
>> libertarianism in Canada. We like our good government, peace and order.
>> I will listen to his interview but I like to offer the above warning.
>> I did learn a lot reading his book but that was his technical
>> analysis which was a bit of a help even if borrowed and inaccurate. I
>> did not buy into his solutions.
>> Peter Timusk,
>> B.Math statistics (2002), B.A. legal studies (2006) Carleton University
>> Systems Science Graduate student, University of Ottawa.
>> just trying to stay linear.
>> Read by hundreds of lurkers every week.
>> On 9-Oct-07, at 3:00 AM, Miraj Khaled wrote:
>>> fascinating interview with Lawrence Lessig where he discusses his
>>> new cause, devoting the next ten years to ending government
>>> corruption. how internet as a tool of participatory democracy and
>>> the advent of the 'global commons' could be the decisive weapons in
>>> this struggle.
>>> hopefully he would establish a project for this new cause as he did
>>> with Creative Commons, so that people in countries like Bangladesh,
>>> India, Russia, Canada etc. can utilize his yet to be proposed
>>> Miraj Khaled
>>> Vancouver, Canada
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