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.
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