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Writing Under The Influence

Publication Date: 
May 16, 2007
Source: 
The Washington Post
Author: 
Bob Thompson

Professor Lawrence Lessig's letter to "Harper’s"(April '07) is discussed in a Washington Post article on "the good side of plagiarism":

"Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig -- one of the best-known public advocates for less restrictive copyright laws -- called it 'beautifully crafted' argument that 'teaches more about the importance of what I call "remix" than any other work I have read.'"

"It seems some cherished words of his own had been appropriated, words the professor declined to specify but which constituted 'the only sentence I have ever written that I truly like.'"