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Bill Would Make Colleges Copyright Cops

Publication Date: 
November 14, 2007
Source: 
The New York Times Blog
Author: 
Jonathan D. Glater

Professor Lawrence Lessig is quoted in The New York Times Technology Blog about a proposed bill that would require universities to develop plans to block students from engaging in illegal fire sharing:

Then there is the problem of whether efforts to block illegal file-sharing might also block legitimate use, said Lawrence Lessig, a professor at Stanford Law School and the founding director of its Center for Internet and Society.

“The consequence of enforcement of these restrictions is to interfere with people’s legitimate rights to use those technologies,” Professor Lessig said.