UPDATE: Lessig’s pretty hard on the Democrats and Howard Berman over intellectual property, which makes me wonder — yet again — why the Republican Congress never took the opportunity to expand fair use rights, gut the DMCA, and generally stick it to the entertainment industries, which are a crucial source of funding for the Democratic Party and the left generally. It’s not like this tactic wasn’t obvious. (I wrote in 2002: “Will Republicans take advantage of this opportunity? That depends on whether they want to be a majority party – or history.” Well. . . .) Plus, it was the right thing to do.
InstaPundit is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.