Friday, September 27, 2002

John sends this article about the upcoming Supreme Court oral arguments over copyright extension. Cringely supports civil disobedience against extreme copyright laws like the DMCA. More info at Eldred v. Ashcroft. It would be nice if the Supreme Court said that there are some limits to what copyright law can do, because Congress is planning some even worse copyright laws. Here is a new LA Times article about Lessig and the copyright fight. Again, Lessig tries to disassociate himself from his conservative past, but he says things like ''Everything that Washington proposes gets worse than the thing they did before''. I think that Lessig really wants to be a conservative, but it is socially unacceptable among law profs for him to admit it.

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