Lawrence Lessig Quote

Now that copyrights can be just about a century long, the inability to know what is protected and what is not protected becomes a huge and obvious burden on the creative process. If the only way a library can offer an Internet exhibit about the New Deal is to hire a lawyer to clear the rights to every image and sound, then the copyright system is burdening creativity in a way that has never been seen before because there are no formalities.


Free Culture (2004)

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Now that copyrights can be just about a century long, the inability to know what is protected and what is not protected becomes a huge and obvious...

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Now that copyrights can be just about a century long, the inability to know what is protected and what is not protected becomes a huge and obvious...

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Now that copyrights can be just about a century long, the inability to know what is protected and what is not protected becomes a huge and obvious...

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Now that copyrights can be just about a century long, the inability to know what is protected and what is not protected becomes a huge and obvious...