October 21, 2008

Lessig Returns To Copyright [11:49 am]

For at least this op-ed: Copyright and Politics Don’t Mix (pdf)

THROUGHOUT this election season, Americans have used the extraordinary capacity of digital technologies to capture and respond to arguments with which they disagree. YouTube has become the channel of choice for following who is saying what, from the presidential campaign to races for city council.

But this explosion in citizen-generated political speech has been met with a troubling response: the increasing use of copyright laws as tools for censorship.

See also McCain-YouTube flap shows it’s time to reform DMCA

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