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Payback For A Hip-Hop Pioneer

Publication Date: 
January 12, 2007
Source: 
Chicago Tribune
Author: 
Patrick Sisson

Larry Lessig and Creative Commons are featured in this article.

"For a long time, up to the beginning of 2006, I accepted the idea of what I was doing was illegal," said Steinski. "It was very much off the edge. And then I started reading stuff by Lawrence Lessig, the legal scholar who invented the Creative Commons idea of copyright, and it really opened me up to the idea that certain things shouldn't be locked up the way they are, unavailable to artists. It's like this amazing digital technology is being completely crippled for the benefit of major corporations."