Monday, May 21, 2007

Crowd sourcing against perpetual copyright



Cory Doctorow has posted on BoingBoing about a current initiative by Lawrence Lessig to crowdsource contributions to rebutting an op ed editorial in the New York Times, which argues that copyrights, like physical property, should last forever. Within hours of Lessig establishing a wiki to generate "collective authorship of a thoroughgoing rebuttal" of the editorial, the process was well underway. Doctorow applauds the work done to date and encourages the rest of us "to go help make it better".

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