Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Copyrighting the President

Here's a link to an article purported to be by Lawrence Lessig for an upcoming issue of WIRED.

In the article Lessig argues that copyright law is keeping the public from hearing important messages from politicians, including the US president, because the private news companies that record interviews and press conferences refuse to allow others to use the footage even though what the president says in public really shoundn't be copyrightable.

It's a quick and interesting read.


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