Lawrence Lessig: Ending Political Corruption


Presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival

The highly respected professor at Stanford Law School and founder of the school's Center for Internet Technology has been a leading voice arguing against overly narrow interpretations of copyright and trademark that stifle innovation and discourse both on- and offline. Recently, though, Lessig has changed missions, focusing his considerable energies on a new web-based project, "Change Congress," which intends to reduce the pervasive influence of money on politics and give voters the tools needed to hold their representatives accountable.

This discussion takes place in the MCA Theater.

For tickets, please call 312-494-9509 or visit Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Students and teachers with valid ID are eligible for free tickets. Tickets go on sale for CHF Members on September 2, 2008. General public sales begin on September 15, 2008.

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