"Innovation will continue to suffer"? Larry? In what countries is innovation suffering? IN THOSE WITH WEAK OR NONEXISTENT IP PROTECTION! . . .Check out the rest.
Those of you who have apparently decided that all original ideas are over, and that the only thing left is to copy, paste, and remix ARE WRONG. It's actually a very negative view of the future, if you think about it. Actually, it's nihilism, now that I think of it.
Larry Lessig, the IP Nihilist. . . .
I have news for you: The inventor or creator has an inherent right to own that which he or she creates. It's not just in the Constitution--it's in human nature, and you can't change it. Now, the desire to take what you want from others without compensation is ALSO in human nature--but it's the dark side of human nature. Whose side do YOU want to be on?
Aug. 31, 2005 - Lessig: The Grokster Pundits Are Idiots.
Aug. 31, 2005 - Lessig on the Public Domain.
June 30, 2005 - Grokster: The Day Entrepreneurship Died.