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  Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Tomorrow's headline: "Disney Buys Supreme Court"

Others have summarized and analyzed the Supreme's decision better than I can:

Supreme Court Endorses Copyright Theft. Swipe a CD from a record store and you'll get arrested. But when Congress authorizes the entertainment industry to steal... [Dan Gillmor's eJournal]

Eldred Decision. From Professor Lessigís Blog: ìwith deep sadness The Supreme Court has rejected our challenge to the Sonny Bono Law. postedÖ [CIS Blog]

After Eldred. The Supreme Court has ruled 7-2 against the petitioners in Eldred v. Ashcroft. (See Lessig's blog and the Eldred site for official news and responses.)

What now? Creative Commons marches on as before, but with a pronounced sensitivity to the need to offer copyright holders who want to forgo long or broad copyright protections a simple way of doing so -- whether by dedicating works to the public domain, or allowing the creative re-use of copyrighted works with our licenses.[Creative Commons: weblog]

Links from Dave Winer's blog: Lessig, Palfrey, Wentworth, AP, Forbes, LessigIto, Halley; and Doc Searls speaks.

What next? Write your Congresspeople. They made the law, they can unmake it.

8:58:10 PM    Questions? Comments? Flames? []

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