Against perpetual copyright

Filed under: Publishing, Copyright — jason June 4, 2007 @ 3:51 am

I have a big interest in copyright issues in terms of students and learning, but also in terms of keeping access to old texts. I’m no expert on the issue, but I think that we have to keep the issue always in our minds.Lessig talks Against perpetual copyright :

In a New York Times op-ed article on May 20, 2007 (”A Great Idea Lives Forever. Shouldn’t Its Copyright?”), Mark Helprin suggests that copyrights, like physical property rights, should last forever. But in fact, copyrights and physical property rights are vastly different domains, both inherently and in their effects on society.

[VIA Archivalia]