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Lawrence Lessig's Profile

Brief about Lawrence Lessig: By info that we know Lawrence Lessig was born at 1961-06-03. And also Lawrence Lessig is American Educator.

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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.

Tags: Creativity, Law, System

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.

Tags: Creative, Others, Used

A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.

Tags: Culture, Freedom, Paid

All around us are the consequences of the most significant technological, and hence cultural, revolution in generations.

Tags: Cultural, Hence, Revolution

When government disappears, it's not as if paradise will take its place. When governments are gone, other interests will take their place.

Tags: Gone, Government, Place

A free culture has been our past, but it will only be our future if we change the path we are on right now.

Tags: Change, Future, Past

A time is marked not so much by ideas that are argued about as by ideas that are taken for granted. The character of an era hangs upon what needs no defense.

Tags: Character, Ideas, Time

By the time Apple's Macintosh operating system finally falls into the public domain, there will be no machine that could possibly run it. The term of copyright for software is effectively unlimited.

Tags: Public, Run, Time

A free culture is not a culture without property; it is not a culture in which artists don't get paid.

Tags: Artists, Culture, Free

Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property.

Tags: Perfect, Progress, View

Before the monopoly should be permitted, there must be reason to believe it will do some good - for society, and not just for monopoly holders.

Tags: Good, Reason, Society

Copyrights have not expired, and will not expire, so long as Congress is free to be bought to extend them again.

Tags: Again, Congress, Free

Monopoly controls have been the exception in free societies; they have been the rule in closed societies.

Tags: Exception, Free, Rule

Power runs with ideas that only the crazy would draw into doubt.

Tags: Crazy, Doubt, Power

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.

Tags: Freedom, Lost, Past

As we've seen, our constitutional system requires limits on copyright as a way to assure that copyright holders do not too heavily influence the development and distribution of our culture.

Tags: Culture, Influence, Seen

Believing we know what makes prosperity work, ignoring the nature of the actual prosperity all around, we change the rules within which the Internet revolution lives. These changes will end the revolution.

Tags: Change, Nature, Work

If the Internet teaches us anything, it is that great value comes from leaving core resources in a commons, where they're free for people to build upon as they see fit.

Tags: Free, Great, Leaving

If the only way a library can offer an Internet exhibit about the New Deal is to hire a lawyer to clear the rights to every image and sound, then the copyright system is burdening creativity in a way that has never been seen before because there are no formalities.

Tags: Creativity, Library, Rights

In these times, the hardest task for social or political activists is to find a way to get people to wonder again about what we all believe is true. The challenge is to sow doubt.

Tags: Doubt, Political, True

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