James Boyle's "Public Domain" lecture podcast

Salim sez, "Princeton's UChannel's Podcast amalgamates public lectures from some of the world's best public lectures. They just put out an excellent item which serves as a great primer to anybody who is just becoming interested in issues related to copyright law."

Professor James Boyle describes how our culture, science and economic welfare all depend on the delicate balance between those ideas that are controlled and those that are free, between intellectual property and the public domain â€"the realm of material that everyone is free to use and share without permission or fee

Intellectual property laws have a significant impact on many important areas of human endeavour, including scientific innovation, digital creativity, cultural access and free speech. And so Boyle argues that, just as every informed citizen needs to know at least something about the environment or civil rights, every citizen in the information age should also have an understanding of intellectual property law.

The Public Domain: enclosing the commons of the mind

MP3 Link

(Thanks, Salim!)