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A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.

Lawrence Lessig in Culture, Property, Anarchy

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A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.

Lawrence Lessig

Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device.

Lawrence Lessig

When government disappears, it's not as if paradise will take its place. When governments are gone, other interests will take their place.

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Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we've seen - the Internet - has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected. You know, facts don't get in the way of this ideology.

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[I]t kind of terrified me to imagine myself spending the rest of my life tinkering on the margins of the small arguments.

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So, ignorant we are. But we're not stupid. Indeed...remaining ignorant about politics and our government is a perfectly rational response to the government we have. The question isn't what we know. The question is what we're capable of knowing, and doing,

Lawrence Lessig