An informal national coalition of Internet pioneers and users with widely divergent political views will issue a letter Friday morning calling on John McCain and Barack Obama to open the remaining debates completely to the public domain.
As Lawrence Lessig, a law professor and letter-signer put it, “Copyright, in my view, is essential and important, in some places. This isn’t one.”
Given how pre-programmed candidates are at debates, the issues won’t be as compelling as they are regarding other copyrighted works, but the principle at stake is still an important one.
Originally posted 2014-05-01 17:49:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter