[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
here."

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/39b697dc-b25e-11d9-bcc6-00000e2511c8.html

"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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