Here’s the link I was talking about in class – FreeCulture.org was started by Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard law professor, and is run by students both nationally and through local chapters. The organization “promotes the public interest in intellectual property and information & communications technology policy.” Its mission statement follows:

A free culture is one where all members are free to participate in its transmission and evolution, without artificial limits on who can participate or in what way. The free culture movement seeks to develop this culture by promoting four things:

  • creativity and innovation;
  • communication and free expression;
  • public access to knowledge;
  • and citizens’ civil liberties.


  1. As I was looking over this site… I noticed on the right corner that there is a list of different schools that are part of this community. I think it’s a great opportunity for the Manhattanville students to be part of Free Culture and we can spread our own ideas through the site. Is there any possibility that Mville can become a member?

    Just a suggestion…

  2. I was hoping someone would pick up on this, Raquel. If anyone would like to make developing a Manhattanville charter of FreeCulture their semester project, I’d probably be up for that (we’ll talk more about the parameters for the Semester Project in the next couple of weeks).

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