Larry Lessig on ‘Aaron’s Laws: Law and Justice in a Digital Age’

Earlier this week, Larry Lessig channeled his grief over the death of Aaron Swartz, who he calls his mentor, and his anger at the federal prosecutors and legal system that equated civic activism with felony, into a must-see talk at Harvard Law School. In the lecture to mark his appointment as Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Lessig showed us what made Aaron Swartz special — worth watching for that alone if you don’t already get it — then methodically took apart the current U.S. legal approach to hacking and showed how it could be put right. (He also gave a master class in how to use slides and multimedia.) Worth every minute.

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