Brian Lehrer Live television interview with Nina Paley and Karl Fogel

Brian Lehrer renowned radio host at WNYC (New York Public Radio) interviewed Nina Paley and Karl Fogel on his CUNY TV show Brian Lehrer Live on February 17th.  The conversation ranged from Nina's distribution model for her film Sita Sings the Blues to the broader copyright reform movement, and they showed two of the Minute Memes as well.  The video is now available:

It's the middle segment of a three-segment show. The entire show is worth watching, too. The first segment is a debate about the ACTA ("Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement") treaty and how it tightens international copyright restrictions. If you follow copyright reform at all, you'll be frustrated at how resolutely the participants neglect to question the assumptions (for one thing, copying is not counterfeiting). We tried to come back to some of those points during the middle segment. The third segment is a fascinating interview with Jen Bekman and Jonathan Melber of 20x200, with artist Clare Grill joining by video chat. In all segments, the host, Brian Lehrer, asks good questions; he's obviously been thinking about the issues.

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Re: Brian Lehrer Live television interview with Nina Paley ...

I happen to agree with the first comment Karl, of course Brian Lehrer came off looking clueless, and that is why he got it just right. The vast majority of his viewers are just as clueless when it comes to the intricacies (and inadequacies) of copyright, what better way than represent himself from a viewers perspective?. The 'clueless' representation probably got more tangible responses for the viewers than a straight forward intricate debate ever would.