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Lessig on Copyright Abolitionist “Extremists”

In this talk Larry Lessig explains how copyright law chokes creativity … but that copyright abolitionists are wrong and extremists. Hunh?

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  • Jayel Aheram January 14, 2010, 9:27 pm

    Yes! That talk of his was the first time that I had serious doubts about the Copyfight as a movement that had a coherent and principled rationale for opposing Intellectual Property. He was my hero for a while and that talk of his was a disappointment.

    I discovered your work through Lew Rockwell (and in turn, through the Ron Paul campaign). I emailed him asking him what was the libertarian thought regarding IP. I did not really identify myself as a libertarian then, but I was curious. Anyway, he suggested that I read “Against Intellectual Property.” I did and ended up finding someone else to look up to.

    Anyway, thank you for being consistent, principled, and above all coherent.

    PS: I find it amusing that became a libertarian through the Copyfight.

  • Dr. Q January 15, 2010, 1:09 am

    Stephan, I saw that video shortly after it was released and thought it was wonderful, but, like you, found Lessig’s conclusions a little… strange.

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