Full Interview: James Boyle on Copyright and the Public Domain

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Recently, I had the opportunity to interview James Boyle. He's a law prof at Duke University, and he's also the author of The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind. He argues that the current move to define intellectual property (copyright, patent, and trademark law) very strictly, deprives us of the kind of creative and intellectual "commons" we need to innovate and create. He says we need the equivalent of an environmental movement for the Public Domain.

Although the book is available for purchase, it's also available as a free download at The Public Domain website.

A shorter version of this interview will air on the April 8th and 11th episode of Spark, but you can download the MP3.

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