Lewis Hyde on Intellectual Property and the Commons in the United States
Friday, September 24, 2010
The internet has created a debate around piracy and intellectual property that feels more heated then ever before. But Lewis Hyde, author of Common As Air: Revolution, Art and Ownership finds that these same issues were of particular concern to the founders of the United States. Hyde argues that a real nuanced appraisal of the founder’s views might inform our current copyright practice and wrest control of the debate from extremists on both sides.
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