Having just finished reading Lawrence Lessig’s book, Free Culture, I thought it would be an idea to attempt to summarise it in some way here. No need.
In a video of Lessig speaking at TED found on his blog, he outlines the major points of his thesis; the law isn’t always (almost never?) based on common-sense and copyright laws as they are turn our children into pirates and deny millions access to culture in ways that utilise modern technologies. Whilst some argue that Lessig’s ideas don’t make commercial sense – possibly that he’s so far left as to be anti-business/anti-copyright – this is far from my impression. Rather Lessig is pro-copyright in a way that recognises the new realities and new possibilities brought to us with the Internet.