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Copyright Interests Say They're Doomed To Perpetual Arguing As Lawmakers Sit Out

Publication Date: 
February 12, 2009
Washington Internet Daily

Professor Lawrence Lessig is mentioned in The Washington Internet Daily in an article about copyright issues and the current situation in Congress:

One big change, ..., is the likelihood that President Barack Obama will get involved in copyright policy, said Hal Ponder, director of government relations for the American Federation of Musicians: "I haven't thought about the administration in eight years, since there was nothing we could do with them." Gigi Sohn, president of Public Knowledge, said she supported former RIAA lawyers picked by Obama for Justice Department slots and hoped he would choose people with "nuanced positions" for the White House intellectual property coordinator and other slots, not "people from the culture wars" like Lawrence Lessig. The new administration's discussion of IP issues has been "very general," said Steve Marks, RIAA general counsel: "I don't think they really know" what direction to take on copyright.