Larry Lessig Calls For Overhaul Of Copyright System

Influential copyright scholar Larry Lessig yesterday issued a call for the World Intellectual Property Organization to lead an overhaul of the copyright system which he says does not and never will make sense in the digital environment. AA functioning copyright system must provide the incentives needed for creative professionals, but must also protect the freedoms necessary for scientific research and amateur creativity to flourish. AIn the digital environment, copyright has failed at both, said Lessig. "And its failure is not an accident," he said. "It's implicit in the architecture of copyright as we inherited it. It does not make sense in a digital environment." AThe copyright system will "never work on the internet. It'll either cause people to stop creating or it'll cause a revolution," said Lessig, citing a growing system of copyright "abolitionism" online in response to a worrying tendency to criminalise the younger generation.

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Posted: November 13th, 2010
at 6:53pm by Koookiecrumbles


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