Free Culture

Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the school's Center for Internet and Society.

Thursday, April 22, 2004
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
UCLA Law School Room 1347
Los Angeles, CA

Lessig recently 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 was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries, for arguing "against interpretations of copyright that could stifle innovation and discourse online." He is the author of "The Future of Ideas" and "Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace".

"The Great Liberator Lawrence Lessig helped mount the case against Microsoft. He wrote the book on creative rights in the digital age...[then told] the Supreme Court to smash apart the copyright machine...Once a "right-wing lunatic," he's become a fire-breathing defender of Net values." Steven Levy--Wired Magazine

This program is part of UCLA's ongoing commitment to providing a forum for the wide range of views on key international issues for the campus community and beyond.

open to the public-- seating on first arrival basis

Cost : free

Burkle Center for International Relations310-825-0604

Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations