FORA.tv Speaker - Lawrence Lessig

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Biography

Lawrence Lessig is one of our most respected voices on the legal, political, and cultural implications of digital technology. Currently the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, Lessig founded Creative Commons in 2001 to reboot our antiquated copyright system. He is also the director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the founder of Rootstrikers, an activist network working to reduce the influence of money in politics. In 2000, as a professor at Stanford, he founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society. Lessig is the author of numerous books, including Code: And Other Laws of Cyberspace; The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World; Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy; and Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress—and a Plan to Stop It. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Association, he has received numerous honors and was named one of the world’s “Top 50 Visionaries” by Scientific American.

12 Programs

THE POLITICS OF INNOVATION

05.13.14 | 00:32:08 min | 0 comments

Money and Politics: Is Democracy for Sale?

10.06.12 | 01:23:14 min | 0 comments

Ingredients for Innovation

04.20.12 | 00:51:46 min | 2 comments

Lawrence Lessig: How Money Corrupts Congress

01.17.12 | 01:32:41 min | 3 comments

Former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer on Governments and Markets

11.12.09 | 01:38:31 min | 13 comments

Lawrence Lessig on Institutional Corruption

10.08.09 | 00:54:32 min | 6 comments

Remix: Steven Johnson, Lawrence Lessig and Shepard Fairey

02.26.09 | 01:43:52 min | 9 comments

Lawrence Lessig: Remix

01.14.09 | 01:34:13 min | 2 comments

Lawrence Lessig Wants to Change Congress

08.13.08 | 01:04:40 min | 3 comments

Lawrence Lessig: End the Corruption

07.21.08 | 00:19:33 min | 0 comments

Ideas Festival: Lawrence Lessig's Big Idea

06.30.08 | 00:04:04 min | 0 comments

What’s the Big Idea?

06.30.08 | 00:59:14 min | 1 comment