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Saturday, January 18, 2003

Lawrence Lessig has an op-ed on the Eldred case in today's New York Times, Protecting Mickey Mouse and Art's Expense. He has a constructive suggestion for moving forward. Since the Supreme Court has deferred to Congress on these issues, Lessig proposes a small change to the copyright statute that Congress could adopt without offending the Disneys of the world and that would put perhaps 98% of copyrighted works more than 50 years old into the public domain. Send copies to your Congressional delegation.