Comments on: CC @ 100m; C-C @ $1.1m & 1 year http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/ Blog, news, books Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Hey Dere http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/#comment-730 Fri, 03 Apr 2009 20:44:35 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/03/cc_100m_c-c_11m_1_year.html#comment-730 Thanks for the heads up about the FreeSouls book! I’ll pick one up as soon as the paycheck comes in. :)

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By: Steve Baba http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/#comment-729 Wed, 01 Apr 2009 14:48:58 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/03/cc_100m_c-c_11m_1_year.html#comment-729 Quotes, like the Bible, can be interpreted multiple ways.

You may want to google “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” for the usual interpretation.

Generally, the sin of sloth, inactivity is not considered hell-worthy or result in hell-on-earth outcomes like most utopian (good intentions) outcomes result in.

You may also read the Audacity of Hope, by someone, who argues against (although it’s hard to tell for sure since it’s written by a lawyer) against forcing candidates to sign pledges. In addition to all the other known problems of campaign finance reform, like free speech problems – not that I am against it but you have to take the good with the bad.
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By: Juan http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/#comment-728 Tue, 31 Mar 2009 23:23:34 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/03/cc_100m_c-c_11m_1_year.html#comment-728 “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

That’s precisely my point. He’s actually doing something about the problem. It’s not just an intention. The road to hell isn’t paved with good efforts. His point is there’s not enough good people doing things to fix the problem, so he stepped up to the plate.

And I don’t see how it’s “counterproductive to emphasize not donating money to political candidates”. The worst you could argue is it’s ineffective, but that’s a far cry from counterproductive.

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By: Steve Baba http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/#comment-727 Tue, 31 Mar 2009 12:29:53 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/03/cc_100m_c-c_11m_1_year.html#comment-727 “I for one appreciate his efforts … He can’t make it worse. “

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Many of the most counterproductive (evil) people in history thought they were doing the right thing or “had good hearts” in their own minds.

Where the heck is Lessig anyway. No post in weeks. Sick? A web guru given up on blogging?

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By: Joe http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/#comment-726 Tue, 31 Mar 2009 11:27:51 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/03/cc_100m_c-c_11m_1_year.html#comment-726 It does seem counterproductive to emphasize NOT donating money to political candidates. They’ll find someone else to support them.

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By: Juan http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/#comment-725 Tue, 31 Mar 2009 02:29:33 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/03/cc_100m_c-c_11m_1_year.html#comment-725 I for one appreciate his efforts. He sees that the incentive system is all messed up and has designed a creative way to try and right it. I don’t know if he’ll succeed, but I sure hope he does. He can’t make it worse. Go Lessig.

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By: David Grant http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/#comment-724 Sun, 29 Mar 2009 06:05:28 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/03/cc_100m_c-c_11m_1_year.html#comment-724 I suggest, rather than having politicians navigate more regulation regarding campaign finance, we simply abolish all existing laws, give them the FREEDOM to accept money from whomever they choose, and disclose all of it; EVERY SINGLE PENNY!

Similar legislation to the FENA proposal already exists and has no impact on so-called ‘special interest’.

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By: Rick http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/#comment-723 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 19:49:21 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/03/cc_100m_c-c_11m_1_year.html#comment-723 In previous times I might have jumped in here to impede Baba’s hell-bent effort to become the greatest a’hole of our time, but he does indirectly or unknowingly make a point.

Lessig:
You have abandoned your base. Folks from your previous life just don’t know who you are anymore.

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By: Steve Baba http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/#comment-722 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 18:50:28 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/03/cc_100m_c-c_11m_1_year.html#comment-722 Are you seriously asking for an illegal, pirated copy of Remix on the author’s own page,

Or are you really law abiding citizens taunting Lessig for his views on copyright?

To bad one has to ask the same question about Lessig – a reform organization or shill.

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By: jessy http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/#comment-721 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 17:24:37 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/03/cc_100m_c-c_11m_1_year.html#comment-721 hi,

I need a copy of Larry’s book Remix too.

please anyone can help?

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By: Bernard Mavens http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/#comment-720 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 13:35:02 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/03/cc_100m_c-c_11m_1_year.html#comment-720 Does anyone have a copy of Larry’s book Remix they could pdf and post?

I would do it, but my local library doesn’t have a copy.

Thanks.

B.M.

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By: Elias K Gardner http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/#comment-719 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 02:02:03 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/03/cc_100m_c-c_11m_1_year.html#comment-719 It seems to me that withholding money from candidates who don’t support something and giving money to candidates who do are two sides of the same coin. There is a psychological difference but Im not really sure of the its effect. Strike4change does take the punishment side of the coin as opposed to the reward side. It points people out for not agreeing rather than congratulating them for agreement.

What effect might it have playing up one side over the other?

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By: Steve Baba http://www.lessig.org/2009/03/cc-100m-c-c-11m-1-year/#comment-718 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 01:40:18 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/03/cc_100m_c-c_11m_1_year.html#comment-718 I would not use the word “absurd” to describe strike4change.
It’s naive and counterproductive, something an amateur reformer would do, but does not reach the level of stupid absurdity.

Also you criminals looking for a pirated edition of Remix, there is an ancient invention that provides books free of charge to the poor and frugal: a library.

Ironic that Lessig is knowingly or not encouraging people to steal his book. Ironic and unfortunate that amateur Lessig is going to have the same “success” with reform.

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