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<Free Culture> – Lawrence Lessig
by Malcolm Matson — last modified 2007-03-12
On July 24, 2002, Lawrence Lessig gave this ‘classic’ presentation at the O.Reilly Open Source Conference. 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. Professor Lessig 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. 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 Free Culture (2004), The Future of Ideas (2001) and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999). He chairs the Creative Commons project, and serves on the board of the Free Software Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Public Library of Science, and Public Knowledge. He is also a columnist for Wired. 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.

Keynote presentation to the Fryslân conference
by Malcolm Matson — last modified 2007-03-05
In November 2006, one of the most digitally enlightened and enabled rural communities in the European Union, the Province of Fryslân in the north of The Netherlands, held a major conference in Leeuwarden to consider the economic challenges and opportunities facing similar communities in the digital age. A keynote presentation was made to the conference by Malcolm Matson of the OPLAN Foundation and this can be viewed here. (Leeuwarden has an advanced ICT Center)

Dewayne Hendricks, “Towards Open Spectrum”
by Malcolm Matson — last modified 2006-08-17
VIDEO: Dewayne Hendricks, major US advocate for open spectrum and OPLAN Foundation Council of Reference Membe, presents to the ABC2 Conference “Revolution at the Edge: Broadband Networks and Innovation” held inLondon, England. “”We can’t afford to lose another 20 years” he concludes, after highlighting the early 1980s phase of spread-spectrum innovation in the United States that signalled the paradigm shift to shared spectrum use beyond the property real estate model, the subsequent prevalence of spectrum politics over spectrum technology, the unintended consequences of un-licensed spectrum access, and the current promise of cognitive radios and shared spectrum use across bands.

Seamless Freedom: The Wireless Revolution
by Malcolm Matson — last modified 2006-08-17
VIDEO: Peter Cochrane (OPLAN Foundation Council of Reference member) gives the keynote presentation to The Wireless Event, London, 18 May 2006. A visionary comment on the future.

Tyson Ibele’s “C2B” Sony commercial
by Ingo Rau — last modified 2006-07-26
Created by a 19yr old from Minneapolis (Tyson Ibele) this world class Sony commercial shows just how powerful are the tools of “digital technologies and bandwidth” in the highly creative hands of end users. Powerful intermediares (in this case, advertising agencies) can increasingly be seen for what they truly are – children of a particular technology which are being made obsolete in their current form by the disruptive digital technologies of abundance.

BONO acceptance speech for the TED prize
by Malcolm Matson — last modified 2006-07-26
For the past 20 years, members of the TED community have gathered together to share ideas and passions that are big enough to change the world. In this spirit, they created… the TED Prize. Each year a maximum of three individuals who have shown that they can, in some way, positively impact life on this planet are honored. Listen to BONO, as he accepts the prize and says that, “What turns me on about the Digital Age is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing”. An inspiring watch!

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