Eric Eldred himself was just on Marketplace.

NYTimes: Debate to Intensify on Copyright Extension Law (front page of the business section, below the fold). “It will fall to Mr. Lessig, who is a former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and who has become a kind of rock star for the digital liberties set, to convince the justices to accept the unconventional analysis. If they do, the decision could be a turning point in redefining a balance between copyright consumers and producers—and the technology companies that are often in the middle.”

Newsweek: Glitterati vs. Geeks. “Larry Lessig admits it: he’s nervous. Who wouldn’t be? […] In its narrowest context, Eldred v. Ashcroft deals with the seemingly arcane issue of the length of copyrights for books, films and music. But it’s actually a high-noon showdown between two great industries at odds in the age of the Internet.” ‘There’s a sense of deja vu to this. Television was supposed to be the death of movies. And in 1982, the film industry’s silver-tongued lobbyist Jack Valenti testified that “the VCR is to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman home alone.” (Video sales are now the studios’ biggest moneymaker.) Naturally, Hollywood regards the computer/Internet combo as scarier than “Nightmare on Elm Street.”’

posted October 07, 2002 03:55 PM (Politics) #


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