October 5, 2000

Opinion: Protecting e-copyrights

Author: JT Smith

From a Boston Globe editorial: "Jack Valenti Believes in the unlimited right of movie studios to
control the distribution of their work. But professor Lawrence
Lessig says, 'I believe in the right to hack,' even if that
results in breaking codes that safeguard new movies on DVD discs.
Somewhere between those positions is a middle ground that fosters
the creation of new intellectual property, while protecting the
public's fair use of older works."
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