Here’s the link I was talking about in class – FreeCulture.org was started by Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard law professor, and is run by students both nationally and through local chapters. The organization “promotes the public interest in intellectual property and information & communications technology policy.” Its mission statement follows:
A free culture is one where all members are free to participate in its transmission and evolution, without artificial limits on who can participate or in what way. The free culture movement seeks to develop this culture by promoting four things:
- creativity and innovation;
- communication and free expression;
- public access to knowledge;
- and citizens’ civil liberties.