Legal Scholar Praises Anime Music Videos at Conference

posted on 2007-11-09 06:15 EST
Stanford professor uses AMVs to illustrate intellectual property issues

The website for the TED technology conference has added this week a video of Stanford University law professor Lawrence Lessig's March 2007 presentation on the challenges to intellectual property laws in the digital age. To make his argument, Lessig used a Vampire Hunter D anime music video ("Muppet Hunter D") as an example of the difference between user-generated remixing of content and copyright infringement.

TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is an annual event held in Monterey, California that consists of a series of short talks by speakers who represent innovation in various fields. Rather than having a specific theme, the 2007 conference brought together 50 individuals selected for their achievements and ideas, and allowed each to talk for 18 minutes about a topic of his or her choice. In addition to Lessig, they included former President Bill Clinton, musician Paul Simon, and J.J. Abrams, creator of the television series Lost and Alias.

discuss this in the forum (11 posts) |
bookmark/share with:

News homepage / archives

Loading next article...