Lessig on copyright

Submitted by martha on

My friend artist Oliver Kelhammer sent me a link to a recent article by Lawrence Lessig.  I was struck by the following quote:  “But it is the accident of our cultural history, created by lawyers not thinking about, as Duke law professor Jamie Boyle puts it, the “cultural environmental consequences” of their contracts, that we can always legally read, even if we cannot legally watch.”  As a lawyer committed to demystifying and deconstructing copyright for the benefit of creation  I can’t help but feel that we need to think more about what we do and the cultural environmental consequences of the advice we give.   Read the full article here: http://www.tnr.com/article/the-love-culture

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