Lara and I went to the launch of Larry Lessig's new book, 'Free Culture', last night. It was surprisingly enjoyable, especially because we got to meet a really cool character, Whitney Broussard, a music lawyer from the city who has been actively involved in Creative Commons online discussions, and who will be on a panel with Glenn Brown at Duke Law School's upcoming conference entitled, 'FRAMED!! How Law Constructs and Constrains Culture'. Whitney had some really great ideas about opening up music recordings when they are licensed, and distributing the raw versions so that people can actually track the development of a piece by adding metadata to the uncompressed file. This would be a great experiment in collaboration - something that Creative Commons is becoming increasingly involved in.