Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig appeared on the Colbert Report last Thursday talking about his latest book, REMIX.
Colbert challenged the audience to not remix the interview “with some great dance beat, and then it starts showing up in clubs across America.”
Lessig pointed out on air that because he didn’t waive his joint copyrights to the segment, he and Colbert are joint owners, and either can exploit the work freely. In this case Lessig has published the interview under CC BY, allowing anyone to remix or even commercially exploit the work for free.
Let’s see if this starts showing up in clubs across America…..