Everyone’s a twitter this morning because Lawrence Lessig, lawyer, blogger, defender of digital rights and all-around good guy, appeared on The West Wing last night. Well, he didn’t actually appear, but Christopher Lloyd (you, know “Doc, this is heavy”) played him. He was a kind of democracy consultant, helping the leaders of Belarus write their constituation (which, as it turns out, he actually did). There was promise of video here, but the link is currently broken. You can entertain yourself instead with this compelling 2002 speech.
It’s unfortunate that Lessig-cum-Ignatowski couldn’t disparage the RIAA and advocate against copyright law, intead of just furnishing a former Soviet state with a reliable bill of rights.