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Lessig and Leveraging FLOSS For Ethical Copyright

Jun 23, 2009, 07:34 (1 Talkback[s])
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"For the most part, FLOSS does not fight copyright law. There are some issues, such as laws against interoperability and the DMCA related issues (which are non-copyright laws against freedom inserted into the copyright act), but by and large FLOSS accepts the copyright law as it is, and tries to provide an overlay on the law to convert it from being an unethical and inefficient system into an efficient, more ethical one (and moreover, one which actually helps authors, creators and the economy). Merely by providing a viable alternative, FLOSS brings competition into the market and thereby disciplines it."

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