Lawrence Lessig Quotes


32 Lawrence Lessig quotes:



"Power runs with ideas that only the crazy would draw into doubt."
"Remember the refrain: We always build on the past; the past always tries to stop us. Freedom is about stopping the past, but we have lost that ideal."
"So uncritically do we accept the idea of property in culture that we don't even question when the control of that property removes our ability, as a people, to develop our culture democratically."
"The danger in media concentration comes not from the concentration, but instead from the feudalism that this concentration, tied to the change in copyright, produces."
"The real harm of term extension comes not from these famous works. The real harm is to the works that are not famous, not commercially exploited, and no longer available as a result."
"This does not mean that every copyright must prove its value initially. That would be a far too cumbersome system of control. But it does mean that every system or category of copyright or patent should prove its worth."
"We have a massive system to regulate creativity. A massive system of lawyers regulating creativity as copyright law has expanded in unrecognizable forms, going from a regulation of publishing to a regulation of copying."
"When government disappears, it's not as if paradise will take its place. When governments are gone, other interests will take their place."
"While the creative works from the 16th century can still be accessed and used by others, the data in some software programs from the 1990s is already inaccessible."
"When government disappears, it's not as if paradise will take its place. When governments are gone, other interests will take their place,"
Author: Lessig Quotes Category: Government Quotes
"don't really want the court to stop the new technology. Then, like now, they simply want to be paid for the innovations of someone else. Then, like now, the content owners ought to lose."
Author: Lessig Quotes Category: Technology Quotes
"Companies will often use the legal system to scare people away from attacking them. But we all should be free to make critical statements about anybody, unless those statements are malicious."
Author: Lessig Quotes Category: People Quotes



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