I watched Lessig’s presentation from TED’s March 07 gathering earlier this week and meant to blog about it then. So I’m blogging about it now. From TED’s blurb,
The Net’s most adored lawyer brings together John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights, and the "ASCAP cartel" to build a case for creative freedom. He pins down the key shortcomings of our dusty, pre-digital intellectual property laws, and reveals how bad laws beget bad code. Then, in an homage to cutting-edge artistry, he throws in some of the most hilarious remixes you’ve ever seen.
Presentation guru, Garr Reynolds says this about Lessig’s presentation,
…he is engaged, passionate, and certainly engages the audience with a combination of good logic, interesting and relevant storytelling, and simple, effective multimedia support delivered in a smooth fashion. No bullet points. No off-the-shelf template. Three stories, one argument, and a core message that is memorable and sticky.
Whether you’re a preacher, passionate presenter or pugilistic prognosticator of personal opinions, there is much to learn in these 19 minutes of your time. (The TED video does not show up in GR. Click the link.)