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Internetnews.com: Lessig: Free Culture Needs Free Software

Aug 15, 2006, 18:36 (1 Talkback[s])
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"SAN FRANCISCO -- The fight for free culture will be more difficult than the fight for free software, said Lawrence Lessig, founder of the Creative Commons and Professor of Law at Stanford.

"Lessig took the podium at LinuxWorld here for the opening keynote with an impassioned plea to the audience about free culture and the need for free software to support it.

"The Stanford professor began his talk by noting that the core feature of the network and TCP/IP (define) is that it ensures freedom. "The network doesn't care what you used it for it follows the protocols and anyone can use it," Lessig told the audience. "It's a neutral set of pipes or, as our leaders call it 'tubes'..."

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