It's always a bit perilous to take a Colbert interview too seriously, lest one be embarrassed by failing to adequately distinguish the snark from the substance. But that won't stop me from trying...
A few high/lowlights:
- Colbert summing up the "hybrid economy" : "The hybrid economy is that everybody else does the work, and Flickr makes the money." (15:20).
- Colbert on Lessig's charge that copyright laws "are turning our kids into criminals": "Isn't that like saying arson laws are turning our kids into pyromaniacs?" (15:50).
- Lessig on Congress passing new laws to fight copyright infringement: "I want a Congress that focuses on real issues, not these idiot issues that are not really causing any problems at all." (17:15.)