Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Richard Posner crosses party lines on copyright
The University of Chicago's Richard Posner, perhaps the leading (and most prolific) legal mind in the US, gave a recent talk on IP, arguing that copyright terms are too long. This represents another case of copyright law arguments crossing party lines, since Posner is famously a conservative defender of property rights:
"These rights keep expanding without any solid information about why they're socially beneficial," Posner said. "At the same time that regulations are diminishing, intellectual-property rights are blossoming--(two) opposite trends bucking each other."
Posner published a paper on copyright terms earlier this year.
posted by Bryan, 11:49 AM