Laurel L. Russwurm's Free Culture Blog

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C-11 ~ Copyright Scope

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Copyright law has changed dramatically just in my lifetime. Now maybe I’m wrong, and the changes in the law are necessary, perhaps even beneficial. But one of the biggest problems is that most people just don’t understand copyright law.

It used to be we didn’t need to understand copyright law.

But we do now.

Whereas originally the law regulated only publishers, the changes in copyright scope means that the law today regulates publishers, users and authors. ~ Lawrence Lessig, "Free Culture"

Which is why I think it’s incumbent on the legislature to make sure we all understand it before they change copyright law even more.

Written by Laurel L. Russwurm

June 9, 2012 at 1:33 am

Posted in copyright

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