June 12, 2002

Public Domain And What It Means To You

Here's an interesting article on the public domain, one of a number of areas that's come under question lately as copyright and intellectual property come under fire. Larry Lessig, always an interesting read, has an excellent point: intellectual property rights' groups need to counter the image that they're Marxist/anarchist/un-American in nature.

A similar view was expressed by Paul Chadwick, creator of Concrete, on the issue of environmentalism. His point was that it is, in fact, quite American and very patriotic to be an environmentalist -- and that the more environmentalists persist to disuade this view, the farther from their goals they will get.

Posted by Ted Stevko at June 12, 2002 01:59 PM