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Gilberto Gil at SXSW and in the New York Times


Today’s New York Times features an excellent story on musician and Brazil’s Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil titled Gilberto Gil Hears the Future, Some Rights Reserved, featuring quotes from Lawrence Lessig:

“Look at remixing on music sites, which has become a core of creativity on the Internet and produced a huge archive of legally usable music,” said Lawrence Lessig, the author of “Free Culture” and founder of Creative Commons. “That has allowed a whole bunch of people to display themselves as artists and be picked up by record labels and Web sites, and all of that began because Gil got us to think about what kind of freedom was necessary for music.”

Gil will be interviewed Wednesday afternoon at SXSW on a track for developing artists. Check out the CC and SXSW roundup for other panels and parties.

Posted 11 March 2007