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Monday, January 13, 2003

In the January 10 Red Herring, Lawrence Lessig shows what happens when content companies are run by lawyers: they prosecute copyright infringement even when the unauthorized copying helps their bottom line. (PS: The lesson is that we won't know whether content companies can come up with business models compatible with consumer rights and digital freedom until these companies lift their gaze from a near-sighted focus on intellectual property rights and look for their own interests.)