Lessig: Give Artists The Choice About How Their Work Is Used

Lawrence Lessig thinks that a copyright law that declares that millions of people are criminals is wrong. “I think artists should be allowed to decide what the rules are under which their content is made available in a good copyright system. Sometimes that means their content is made available under compulsory license, which means they get paid but not a price that they set, sometimes they’ll give it away. Sometimes their copyright expires, at least that’s what was supposed to happen. And copyrights that expire [go into] the public domain.”