Fair Use Deserves a Fight
“At a recent private book reading by Siva Vaidhyanathan and Larry Lessig at Stanford, both spoke at length about the future of fair use, revealing a schism in perspective. Siva is generally more hopeful, Larry characteristically pessimistic. Siva suggested that society and the court system might eventually have more promising answers to the current conflicts over copyright; Larry, meanwhile, argued that “fair use is the right to hire a lawyer.”
“Today, Siva has a sad tale suggesting that most people have begun to agree with Larry — and worse, that society’s gatekeepers of fair use — librarians, educators, school administrators — are letting it happen.”
Corante. Fair Use It or Lose It. July 7, 2005.