Sunday, February 26

I started reading [LawrenceLessig|Lawrence Lessig]'s ''[FreeCulture|Free Culture]''. I've been working a job again that requires constant attention to copyright, and when I saw a copy on a clearance rack it seemed timely.

My initial impression is that Lessig makes the respectable argument for a reformed approach to "intellectual property", and makes it quite well. I can't fault him for this. Probably it's a necessary task, and I expect I'll enjoy the rest of the book. In broad terms, his enemies are my enemies.

What I would really like, though, is to read someone with similar credentials making the case that IP should be abolished or drastically limited in scope. This, of course, is beyond the pale. It is the equivalent of failing to assert your patriotism before making a criticism of American foreign policy.