[Air-L] A Canadian critical of LL Re: Lawrence Lessig on ending corruption and influence of money in politics
b.saunders at qut.edu.au
Tue Oct 9 00:46:12 PDT 2007
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.
(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
> > mechanism.
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jkZFIwmc-8&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%
> > 2Ehenrikmoltke%2Edk%2F
> > miraj
> > Miraj Khaled
> > Vancouver, Canada
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