Friday, March 06, 2009

Colbert on Copyright

Here's a guy named Lawrence Lessig that wants to do away with copyright laws.
It's all part of what Friedman calls "The Great Sorting Out"
And here's the remix.





And here's a debate about Obama's campaign poster on Colbert.
The AP took the photo, but did the artist steal it for his poster?
Or is he "sampling" it?

20 comments:

Luke said...

God I love Colbert.

Barry W. said...

the remiz was absolutley hillarious. i went crazy watching that. i embaressed myself. it was worth it though

publius said...

I have a hard time understanding how all this copyright law works. There are almost as many exceptions as there are laws! I don’t quite understand what he thinks he is going to get by suing, besides the obvious that is.
-Matthew

Dianna said...

I have watched a couple of his shows before Peters started introducing him to out class. He is so freakin funny with his attitude and comments. I liked how his brother was on the show too talking about the copy right laws! "Wait I am talking to my brother." lol The lady I live with was asking me what the hell was so funny, I was like COLBERT! haha

Dianna said...

I love Conan but Colbert is on the verge of over taking him....

JCampos said...

He is funny at times but for the most part he was being kind of a jerk. Maybe I am not used to his humor but it seemed like he was really hard on the little nerdy author, Lessing. Lessing did not do a good job debating about the subject either though. He kind of just let Colbert run his mouth all over him!! (Not in the gross way!)

Eric Manzo said...

Colbert is a funny guy isn't he. I know everyone thinks so. The whole President Obama picture thing is ridiculous to me. I think it is a unique piece of art that he made. The copyright laws need to be revised thoroughly and explained in great detail so people know what they can and can't do.

Dianna said...

I have kinda noticed he has people on his show that are not very good at debating their opinions for the most part, but they should be if they agree to be on the show....

SamWofford said...

yeah if you can't even hold an argument then why are you on Colbert? He will shred you to pieces,but thats the best part.

kristine.a.lefors said...

I loved the remix challenge video but I had some trouble trying to find it at first. I don't know what should happen with the copy write law, but I think we should be able to look up books and see them online, it would be way cool. but it might leave the library slightly empty.

Lucas said...

Colbert is an original kick in the pants! It was funny to viewers but I can just imagine trying to talk to the guy in real life would probably make me hate him.

Dianna said...

Yeah Kristine less jobs, but then we will need people to scan the books lol

JLYNN said...

I don't find this guy humorous at all. Maybe because I don't stuff that is so stupid it's funny, is funny. Just saying. Oh and the remix one scared the crap out of me.

Amy said...

I have never actually watched one of these shows, but i agree with you jlynn i dont find him funny at all. Maybe i just dont get his humor. The remix thing was kind of cool, but to me he just seems like a jerk.

Jessica said...

Colbert seems like such a jerk, he didn't really interview the guy he just questioned and made a joke out of everything he said, i thought it was lame and not very funny

Anna said...

I like the predident Obama picture. I am sure the picture is under copyright, but I also think the artist that changed the picture did a good job. I can see how both sides of the argument could be right.

LindsyM. said...

The videos dont work anymore. But what I watched in class made me almost die from laughing so hard. That had to of been one of the funniest videos that I have watched in a long time.

Alycia said...

Hate to love Colbert. Oh so wrong...but incredibly, sometimes very right!

kayla said...

That man is hilarious. I love how much of a jerk he is and he doesn't care. I'm glad i was introduced to this.

Mindy said...

this guy is such a ahole. but i have to admit even though i have to restrain the urge of slapping him his is kinda funny.