The Hybrid Economy

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Is the war on digital piracy killing creativity? Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University Law professor and author of Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, explains why he thinks it is and also talks about his new effort to employ the net roots community to change Congress. Plus, a look at how car dealerships will be affected by the auto industry meltdown in Detroit.

Question Of The Day: Hillary as Secretary of State?

Tell us what you think: Do you want to see Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State? Comment below!

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Dealer No Deal

Mark Schienberg, President of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, on how local dealerships are reacting to the economic climate and the possibility of an automaker bailout package from Washington.

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Greening the Fleet

David Yassky, City Council Member from the 33rd District in Brooklyn, joins us in studio to talk about the Bloomberg Administration's latest effort to make NYC taxis fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.

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In this buyers' market, does it make sense to try to sell your own home? We'll speak with two Brooklynites who are doing For Sale By Owner, or FSBO--and weigh the pros and cons of doing away with a broker.

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Copyright Wars

Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law Professor and author of Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, argues that copyright laws are criminalizing artists and youth and are strangling creativity. He also discusses his effort to use the net roots community to change Congress.

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A Twittering Headache for Motrin

Over the course of an afternoon, Motrin's latest ad campaign was undone by tech-savvy mothers using twitter who were offended by the ad's tone. Virginia Heffernan, The Medium columnist for The New York Times Magazine, explains how new technology is changing the way consumers and companies interact.

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The EU View

Joschka Fischer, former German foreign minister, offers a European perspective on the Obama administration and the state of the EU economy.

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