September 23, 2002

Eldred v. Ashcroft

I've been doing a lot of absorbing of this case and the issues surrounding it which is just weeks away from argument in front of the Supremem Court. Deborah Branscum points us to an excellent and very well written article by David Streitfeld of the L.A. Times. Streitfeld captures the history of the case and Lessig's conviction in the cause. What's facinating is how Lessig "reframes" the copyright argument and becomes the first person to challenge copyright extensions to the Supreme Court in 180 years. I'm rooting for him. I think his argument is sound and this will be a great win for the "advancement of science and useful arts" and the freedom of speech.

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