Lawrence Lessig, Obama Endorser, releases video explaining why

Lawrence LessigI highly respect Lawrence Lessig & his opinion. If you like Lawrence Lessig here's another great reason to support Obama's campaign: They went directly to Lessig with their technology policy to get his feedback. This strongly suggests that in an Obama administration, Lessig or Lessig-minded people would be in charge of federal technology policy. Us "Internet Culture" people have been wandering in the wilderness this whole time, and in 2009 we could be *running* federal policy. Now that's something to hope for!

Don't know who Lessig is? See his bio here.

From his Wikipedia entry, "Lawrence Lessig (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic. He is a professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of its Center for Internet and Society. He is founder and CEO of the Creative Commons and a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and of the Software Freedom Law Center, launched in February 2005. He is best known as a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications."

Lessig also made an appearance in an episode of West Wing, not in person, but an actor played his character. He also got a mention in a XKCD comic.