Perpetual perfidy

Originally posted 2007-05-20 21:29:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Instapundit notes an article in the New York Times arguing for the provision for more government gasoline to pour on the first of IP-overreach — perpetual copyright. Glenn Reynolds explains why that’s an awful idea.

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2 Responses to “Perpetual perfidy”

  1. SKM
    May 21, 2007 at 10:27 pm #

    Lessig has started a wiki for a collaborative response to the Helprin op-ed:

    http://wiki.lessig.org/index.php/Against_perpetual_copyright

    I’m not confident that groupthink can address theoretical copyright issues cleanly without a strong editorial hand, but the results at the top of the wiki are pretty well polished at this point.

  2. May 22, 2007 at 8:01 am #

    You’re probably right about the attempt to harness the “collective consciousness”! I just think it’s preposterous that at this stage anyone is suggesting a move to the “right” on copyright.