This week, the New York Times is hosting a running debate about copyright, digital rights management, sampling and fair use between Rick Cotton, General Counsel of NBC, and Tim Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia University. This provides some good reading about the complexities and nuances at the intersection of law and technology, from two people with very different opinions.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Monday, Jan 14: Is Copy Protection Needed or Futile?
Tuesday, Jan 15: Should Internet Providers Block Copyrighted Works?
Wednesday, Jan 16: Mixing it Up Over Remixes and Fair Use
Update! While you're in the reading mood, Tim Wu also had an article on Slate a few days ago regarding AT&T making noises about whether the time was right for them to start filtering for copyrighted content at the network level.