September 15, 2004 · Lessig
There’s a great article in the New Scientist about the dangers in IP extremism. As it rightly notes,
THERE are some things in life we take for granted. Among them are the ability to lend each other books, record TV programmes, back up expensive computer programs, and sell on our old CDs when we’ve got tired of them. … That could change. New technologies are giving copyright owners the power to control the time and place we can view or play digital versions of music, films and text so tightly that we run the risk of losing these rights altogether.
But to read the article at the New Scientist website, you’ll need to subscribe. Oh well. One step at a time.