Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Lorenzo and the freedom of ideas
The interview (in Italian) with Lorenzo de Tomasi presented in nine video segments -- the first one posted here -- was conducted in February 2007 at the LinuxClub in Rome. Lorenzo graduated from Polytechnic Institute of Milan and is a graphic designer by profession. He now works for a studio that specializes in website design.
In the interview Lorenzo tells the story of how Creative Commons came to Italy (http://creativecommons.it). It's a subject he knows especially well as he played a key role in the saga.
Lorenzo also talks about Richard Stallman and the free software movement, Lawrence Lessig (the American founder of Creative Commons), and some of the important differences between Europe and the United States in the areas of copyright and patents.
The videos are posted on my YouTube channel. You can find them here. An English translation is in progress.
by Rebecca Helm-Ropelato
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