PODCAST: Jeff Tweedy and Lawrence Lessig’s “Who Owns Culture?”

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and professor Lawrence Lessig talk music, remixing, artistic freedom and the law.

When Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy finally took his seat onstage at the New York Public Library, his attire contrasted sharply with Stanford professor and intellectual property lawyer, Lawrence Lessig. One wore scuffed work boots and a beaten-up windbreaker while the other selected a suit jacket and shined leather shoes. These two don’t hang out in the same neighborhood – that much was clear. Despite their disparate careers and backgrounds, the two have cultivated similar ideas on the Internet, downloading, and artistic freedom.