Remix: Famous Professor Larry Lessig at BookSmith on Haight Street

It was Standing Room Only last night at The Booksmith at 1644 Haight Street near Cole because famous Stanford professor Larry Lessig came to town to promote his new book Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy.

You can see a bit of what it was like here, from Larry’s recent appearance on the Colbert Report TV show.

And speaking of The BookSmith, they’re doing all right. See for yourself in yesterday’s clunky, kill-the-straw-dog (“As everyone knows,…”) bit from C.W. Nevius.

(And speaking of Nevius, thanks for all your hard work, See Dub. Without you, I don’t know what I’d “blog on.”)

Now the kids at the bookstore loved Larry but were saddened by the news that he and his fam will soon be off to Fair Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics

Good luck, Larry and family!

“For more than a decade, we’ve been waging a war on our kids in the name of the 20th Century’s model of “copyright law.” In this, the last of his books about copyright, Lawrence Lessig maps both a way back to the 19th century, and to the promise of the 21st. Our past teaches us about the value in “remix.” We need to relearn the lesson. The present teaches us about the potential in a new “hybrid economy” — one where commercial entities leverage value from sharing economies. That future will benefit both commerce and community. If the lawyers could get out of the way, it could be a future we could celebrate.”

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