[Cc-ie] Deconstructing stupidity

adam beecher lists at beecher.net
Sat Apr 23 18:16:06 EDT 2005

Great article on copyright in the Financial Times. (I think free
registration may be required.) 

"Since only about 4 per cent of copyrighted works more than 20 years old are
commercially available, this locks up 96 per cent of 20th century culture to
benefit 4 per cent. The harm to the public is huge, the benefit to authors,
tiny. In any other field, the officials responsible would be fired. Not


"This writer is William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke Law School,
founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain and a board member
of Creative Commons and Science Commons."

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