Toronto Star: Copyright reform needs a balanced approach

University of Ottawa Law professor Michael Geist writes in this article in the Toronto Star:

The conflicting responses reflect two very different visions of the Internet.
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Those concerned about the effects of greater protections view the Internet primarily as a technology for creating, not a technology for copying. For this group, represented by the millions of Internet users that post messages to newsgroups, maintain blogs, or actively share their work online, the Internet is not a spectator sport. From their perspective, copyright law should support innovative and creative work, not obstruct it.

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On Lawrence Lessig's BLOG

This article was also referenced on Lawrence Lessig's BLOG where there was a bit of discussion.


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