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You Can't Copyright Creativity Or Put A Price On Culture

Publication Date: 
February 06, 2007
Daily Bruin
John Crandall

In this article, the author, John Crandall, predicts that materials that are now subject to copyright laws are going to be legally available for downloading, and they will be free of charge within the next ten to twenty years. In the context of current copyright piracy practices, he quotes Professor Lawrence Lessig as saying:

"If 'piracy' means using the creative property of others without their permission ... then the history of the content industry is a history of piracy. Every important sector of 'big media' today - film, records, radio and cable TV - was born of a kind of piracy so defined."