Open Education Interview: Lawrence Lessig

George Siemens, elearnspace, May 07, 2003
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Most of what Lessig usually says, plus some additional comments about the relation between copyright and education. "The high cost of educational materials – libraries – a large part of the function of the copyright system; if we would have won the Eldred case, then a ton of material would begin to pass into the public domain that would be made available for almost free on the Internet. This would dramatically reduce the cost of libraries all across the world. Now they have to continue to buy books and acquire expensive physical objects in order to give people access content."
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