A back seat for copyright
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.