Music Marketing Author and Course Instructor
You might be familiar with Lawrence Lessig as a long-time advocate for copyright reform and information freedom, and as the founder and architect of Creative Commons, a non-profit organization dedicated to grassroots copyright reform through the means of providing free tools to all content creators to mark their creative work with the freedoms they want their work to carry.
Lessig gave a speech in March for www.Ted.com (the site is amazing, I recommend you check it out), where he talks about the history of the battles over the control of creativity, and the balance that he feels is needed between extremists on both sides of the copyright law fence. This is essential viewing. Check it out here: