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NARIP’s Tess Taylor had interesting fodder for speculation in her newsletter. Reporting from the California Copyright Conference’s annual “Legal Update” program, she said people “gasped” when attorney Chris Castle pointed out that Lawrence Lessig is one of Barack Obama’s chief technology advisers. The attendees immediately connected dots between that factoid and the newly-signed Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act’s provision for a cabinet position devoted to copyright issues. Professor Lessig’s well-known and cogent beliefs are uncomfortable for people whose business models depend on enforcing pre-Internet definitions of intellectual property.

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Written by chris

October 18, 2008 at 9:06 am

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