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Berkman Center for Internet and Society
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Lawrence Lessig on Who Owns the Law?

Who owns the substance of law — the codes, statutes, and court opinions that make up our legal system? Primary legal materials are currently very difficult to access, under a copyright system that allows companies to keep law behind expensive paywalls.

Lawrence Lessig of Harvard Law School discusses how the current system of legal data and ownership came to be, and how it could be changed.

Produced

16 Jun 2010

Last updated

January 31, 2015