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Bits: The iPhone? Microsoft Shrugs

Publication Date: 
November 19, 2007
Source: 
The New York Times
Author: 
Saul Hansell

Professor Lawrence Lessig is quoted by The New York Times in the context of federal law requiring "colleges to help movie studios and record labels to prevent the trade in copyrighted works over their computer networks":

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.