synopsis from Peter Kaminski's blog: The storyline: The 20th century, with its read-only labor, culture and politics, was weirdly totalitarian. The 21st century is a revival of a different (normal, given history) way to organize and produce within society. To fulfill this, we all need to practice free culture, and demand support of it. He talked about a new thing, the problem that the various free culture licenses are not interoperable yet. (Interoperability - value diversity and opportunity over control.) This causes problems because it creates islands of free content that can't be mixed together. So he suggests we set up a body -- he recommends the Software Freedom Law Center -- that can certify licenses as "close enough" and then have the various license providers add compatibility clauses to existing licenses so derivative works can be relicensed to a "close enough" license. More: http://peterkaminski.com/2006/08/wikimania_plenary_larry_lessig.html Lessig bio is on conference proceedings wiki http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/wiki/Presenters/Lawrence_Lessig Lessig Blog: http://www.lessig.org/blog/ Production: Video was shot from last row of the audience with Canon Optura miniDV cam mostly balanced on my head in lieu of a tripod... not recommended for people subject to seasickness. No tapes were used... FireWire direct to iMovie. Minor snippets omitted while waking up the camera from tape-saver mode.