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DENVER-- Copyright reform advocates gathered at Denver Open Media Thursday night to participate in a global "wireside chat" lead in live streaming video by Harvard law professor and longtime copyright critic Lawrence Lessig. People tweeted cyberspace questions and comments from simultaneous meatspace gatherings held in all corners of the world. A panel of experts from the University of Denver and the local art world elaborated on their views after Lessig signed off and vanished from the projected web.
In the long march toward greater governmental transparency in Denver, the Capitol may be reaching a milestone. Senate President Brandon Shaffer told the The Colorado Independent that, despite last-minute setbacks, the Executive Committee, which is comprised of the leaders of the House and Senate, is "down to the short strokes" in completing the deal to finally begin broadcasting floor proceedings from the Senate chamber.