Common Sense from Tim Wu

December 7th, 2004 by Ross Scaife

The Future of Digital Media is “a two-month series, sponsored by Orb, that explores how the empowerment of the consumer over his or her media experience, coupled with technological innovation that’s broadly democratizing media creation, is leading to a revolution in the way people access, consume, share and remake content.” Now the series offers an interesting interview with Tim Wu, an associate professor at University of Virginia Law School, who teaches intellectual property and international trade.

My vision of copyright will sound conventional: I think copyright law should serve authors and consumers. But that turns out to be a radical view. Because if we took those ideals of copyright seriously, as opposed to paying them lip service, the law would look a lot different than it does today.

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