Copyright Extension – What We Lose

Lawrence Lessig, who argued to overturn the extension of US copyright before the US Supreme Court, writes about the Court’s rejection of his arguement. “Missing from the opinion was any justification for perhaps the most damaging part of Congress’s decision to extend existing copyrights for 20 years: the extension unnecessarily stifles freedom of expression by preventing the artistic and educational use even of content that no longer has any commercial value.”