Are copyright laws suffocating digital creativity?

The Herald’s senior feature writer and former technology editor Chris Barton got along to the public lecture held by law professor Lawrence Lessig, one of the founders of the Creative Commons.

The piece is available in full here.

Some excerpts:

“Lessig is not a copyright abolitionist. He enjoys Hollywood blockbusters and can’t imagine a world where they can’t be made because no one can be compensated because copyright no longer exists.

“But he does argue for a radical rethink and rebalancing of copyright law – pointing out our current efforts to prohibit downloading simply don’t work and have the “corrosive” effect of branding our children pirates and criminals.”