Digital Archiving Resources

Do Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity?

Title

Do Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity?

Subject

Copyright

Description

Lessig presents a variety of music videos which have been copied and parodied by ordinary people and uploaded to YouTube. One of the parodies features a baby dancing to music protected by copyright, which ultimately led to the publisher’s cease and desist request to the video's creator. Lessig questions our social values, when such harmless derivations of copyrighted work result in harsh or punitive consequences. He contrasts the “end of the era of passivity” to the current creative movement in digital media and the corresponding restriction by owners of copyright.

Creator

Lessig, Lawrence

Publisher

FORA.tv

Date

2009

Date Created

2009-02-26

Contributor

Polk, Victoria

Type

Video Recording

Identifier

http://youtube.com/JXwB9FlkNXA

Bibliographic Citation

Lessig, Lawrence. 2008. "Do Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity?" YouTube Video. http://youtube.com/JXwB9FlkNXA

Files

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Citation

Lessig, Lawrence , “Do Copyright Laws Stifle Creativity?,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed November 18, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/52.