May 24, 2003 · Lessig
Mr. Richard Bennett accuses me of “latent fascism” for deleting a comment from a post. In fact, I have never deleted any comment from any post, his included. I should think, rather than calling someone a fascist, the decent thing to do when one suspects such a thing is to simply ask.
I’m happy to have you “disagree with [me] on my blog,” Mr. Bennet. And as to the claim you say you posted, viz, that I “can’t be that ignorant” about the Sony Bono Act “harmonizing” the US term with the EU.: in fact, as Professor Karjala nicely demonstrates, the Sonny Bono Act did no such thing. That’s precisely why members of the EU are now pushing to increase terms for recordings — to catch up to the longer term that US law sets.
And if you have trouble posting a comment again, let me know. I’m happy to help.