Thanks to the tremendous work of Leonard Lin, Lawrence Lessig’s presentation from OSCON is now online here (8Mb flash, give it a while).
If you want to know why the Eldred v. Ashcroft case is vitally important to artists, innovation, and our culture, watch it. If you want to know how the DMCA has been bent beyond its will to do far more damage than we ever thought possible, watch it. If you want to know why one congressman after another is proposing ridiculous laws to protect hollywood, and what you can do to stop them, watch it.
It’s the summation of all that is wrong when the worlds of technology, politics, and law collide, and if you’re involved in any of those three fields, please give it a listen.