The Open Video Alliance is teaming up with the Harvard Berkman Center to deliver a global webcast of a talk by Lawrence Lessig. It's happening February 25th from 6:00 to 7:30 EST, live from Cambridge, MA. Along with the Cambridge event, OVA is hosting live webcast screenings around the world with special guests. The event hosted by the Stanford Fair Use Project will feature a live VJ mashup with Eclectic Method.
Lessig will be speaking for 45 minutes, and his lecture will be followed by a 30 minute interactive Q & A. The event will be moderated by Elizabeth Stark of the Open Video Alliance. Submit questions using the hashtag #wireside.
This is a talk about copyright in a digital age, and the role (and importance) of a doctrine like “fair use.” Fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without requiring permission from the rights holders, and is essential for commentary, criticism, news reporting, remix, research, teaching and scholarship with video. As a medium, online video will be most powerful when it is fluid, like a conversation. Like the rest of the internet, online video must be designed to encourage creative expression and political participation, not just passive consumption.
Following the talk, stick around for a demo/workshop featuring video mashup DJs Eclectic Method. This live audiovisual demonstration is not to be missed.
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The Wireside Chat is made possible with the support of iCommons and the Ford Foundation.