August 30, 2001

Lessig: Don't let them crush innovation

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet reports on law professor and free code advocate Lawrence Lessig's speech at LinuxWorld. "
Copyright and patent law, ostensibly designed to protect innovation, now have become tools
large companies can use to maintain their dominance and control, Lessig said in his keynote
address at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. And worse, those who stand to lose are letting
this concentration of power take place."


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