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Re: [dvd-discuss] Posner's views on copyright

On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 03:36:59PM -0500, Wendy Seltzer wrote:
> At least copyright terms have a plausible connection to economic theory, 
> though I have a nagging suspicion that Posner will undervalue the public 
> domain and view most of fair use as "inefficient."   Can we even quantify 
> the benefit the public gets from a rich public domain and generous rights 
> to make transformative use of copyrighted works?

I think we can. the last time a multinational monopoly/oligopoly lost
its tight grip on information and tons of previously restricted
information entered the public domain, the modern world as we know it
today was essentially invented.

just replace "church" with "content industry" and "renaissance" with
"information age".

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