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He's Giving You Access, One Document At A Time

Publication Date: 
September 03, 2008
Source: 
The Press Democrat
Author: 
Nathan Halverson

Professor Lawrence Lessig is quoted in a Santa Rosa Press Democrat article about Carl Malamud, who is putting laws online as a way to push California and other government to drop their claim to copyright:

Malamud might be seriously outgunned in regards to the financial and legal resources of the governments he is facing. But Malamud has a track record of defeating much larger foes, said Lawrence Lessig, a professor at Stanford Law School and founder of its Center for Internet and Society.

While there is a lot of commercial interest in stopping Malamud, his strategy of showing how easy it is for governments to post laws themselves makes a strong argument to the public, Lessig said.