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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Comments [2]


This makes such good sense. Why can't we get back to this kind of reasonable policy?

Sep. 26 2010 11:27 PM
pam weil from e.lansing mi

wow, founding father's concepts are all applicable to the web!!!!!

Sep. 25 2010 01:13 PM

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