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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.

(via FOSblog)
:: posted by Bryan, 11:49 AM |

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