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The Irony of TED

by Rolin Moe

This is a clip from a 2010 TEDx speech by Lawrence Lessig, an advocate for fair use and an ease of copyright restrictions. This specific clip looks at the power of the remix, or the ability to appropriate or clip an existing text/footage and use, appropriate or augment the clip. The irony of this situation is that in its Terms of Service, TED allows people to download their videos but forbids them to do the exact thing Lessig advocates for here. Luckily, there is a fair use provision that supports such remix in contexts such as this educative one.

Larry Lessig on Remix via TED, a platform that forbids Remix

Clip from a Larry Lessig TEDx talk about the importance of remix in copyright provision, housed under the TED umbrella, a content distributor expressly against remix.

from Lawrence Lessig: Re-imagining the Remix (2010)
Creator: TEDx NYED
Distributor: TED
Posted by Rolin Moe