WSJ columnist Tony Woodlief ran into what he believed to be ridiculous demands of copyright holders and opted out of using the materials. In doing so, he endorsed Prof. Lawrence Lessig, the leading light of the Copyleft movement "on the economics".
Lessig fought the Copyright Term Extension Act at the U.S. Supreme Court. Woodlief's column shows how contemporary writers are penalized when copyright holders don't permit what ought to be fair use of the works.
Here is the link:
Tony Woodlief: Curse of the Copyright Holders and Their Fee-Seeking Lawyers, - WSJ.com
Update: The Legal Satyricon disagrees with Woodlief here
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Sunday, July 11, 2010
Copyright Law: WSJ Column Endorses Prof. Lawrence Lessig "On the Economics": Curse of the Copyright Holders
Labels: copyleft, copyright infringement, copyright law, fair use doctrine, lawrence lessig, the legal satyricon
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