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Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 00:56:26 -0500 (EST)
From: Evan Korth
To: Computers_and_society_announcements@cs.nyu.edu,ACM chapter ,women-in-computing ,colloq@cs.nyu.edu

We are honored to have a special lecture this Sunday by Professor Lawrence
Lessig of Stanford University. In this talk entitled, "REMIX - Making Art
and Culture Thrive in the Hybrid Economy," Professor Lessig describes the
creative and profitable future that culture and industry could realize, if
only we gave up IP extremism.

A flyer is attached.


Short Bio:

Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder
of the school's Center for Internet and Society. Prior to joining the
Stanford faculty, he was the Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law
School, and a Professor at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge
Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin
Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

For much of his career, Professor Lessig focused on law and technology,
especially as it affects copyright. He represented web site operator Eric
Eldred in the ground-breaking case Eldred v. Ashcroft, a challenge to the
1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. His current academic work
addresses a kind of "corruption."

He has won numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation's
Freedom Award, and was named one of Scientific American's Top 50
Visionaries, for arguing "against interpretations of copyright that could
stifle innovation and discourse online."

Professor Lessig is the author of Remix (2008), Code v2 (2007), Free
Culture (2004), The Future of Ideas (2001) and Code and Other Laws of
Cyberspace (1999). He is on the board of the Creative Commons project,
MAPLight, Free Press, Brave New Film Foundation, Change Congress, The
American Academy, Berlin and iCommons.org. He is on the advisory board of
the Sunlight Foundation and LiveJournal. He has served on the board of the
Free Software Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Public
Library of Science, and Public Knowledge. He was also a columnist for
Wired, Red Herring, and the Industry Standard.

Professor Lessig earned a BA in economics and a BS in management from the
University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge, and a JD
from Yale.

Professor Lessig teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law,
contracts, and the law of cyberspace.

Upcoming Computers and Society speakers at NYU:

Lawrence Lessig - Sunday, November 9th, 2008 - 6:00pm
Amanda Michel - Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 - 3:30
Andrew Rasiej - Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 - 3:30pm
Susan Crawford - Monday, December 1st, 2008 - 3:30pm

All talks are open to the public in room 109
Warren Weaver Hall (251 Mercer Street)

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