LA Times on Lessig

September 22, 2002

The Cultural Anarchist vs. the Hollywood Police State

Before 1710, the Stationers' Company, a guild of printers, controlled the publication and sale of all works in England, including those of authors who had been dead for thousands of years. The Stationers scoffed at the idea that their monopoly should be in any way limited. For one thing, they warned, if the system were dismantled it would ruin the economy.

I feel like I've heard that argument recently...

Posted by Andrew Raff at September 22, 2002 07:51 PM
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