File Sharing: Pros and Cons for Independent Artist
Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford University and chairman of the Creative Commons project. In this http://www.artistshousemusic.org interview, he shares his view on file sharing. He does not support sharing copyrighted material. However, Lessig does not condemn file sharing. Lessig shares that many artists believe that peer to peer file sharing benefits them. File sharing makes the Internet more democratic and efficient. For instance, peer-to-peer file sharing is the most economical way of distributing film. File sharing is an essential part of the future of the Internet.