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 Lawrence Lessig - “We have a massive system to regulate creativity. A massive system of lawyers regulating creativity as copyright law has expanded in unrecognizable forms, going from a regulation of publishing to a regulation of copying.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “The real harm of term extension comes not from these famous works. The real harm is to the works that are not famous, not commercially exploited, and no longer available as a result.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “Remember the refrain We always build on the past the past always tries to stop us. Freedom is about stopping the past, but we have lost that ideal.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we've seen - the Internet - has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected. You know, facts don't get in the way of this ideology.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “Monopoly controls have been the exception in free societies they have been the rule in closed societies.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “If the Internet teaches us anything, it is that great value comes from leaving core resources in a commons, where they're free for people to build upon as they see fit.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “Before the monopoly should be permitted, there must be reason to believe it will do some good - for society, and not just for monopoly holders.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “Americans have been selling this view around the world that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “By the time Apple's Macintosh operating system finally falls into the public domain, there will be no machine that could possibly run it. The term of copyright for software is effectively unlimited.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “A time is marked not so much by ideas that are argued about as by ideas that are taken for granted. The character of an era hangs upon what needs no defense.”
 Diane Lessig - “I fell off the bed three times. I'm not used to being up -- I'm used to being down there. This is not my norm anymore.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “My claim is that we should focus on the values of liberty... If there is not government to insist on those values, then who ... The single unifying force should be that we govern ourselves.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “Distinguished Chinese works can also be more easily accessed by the world.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “When government disappears, it's not as if paradise will take its place. When governments are gone, other interests will take their place.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “When government disappears, it's not as if paradise will take its place. When governments are gone, other interests will take their place,”
 Lawrence Lessig - “Believing we know what makes prosperity work, ignoring the nature of the actual prosperity all around, we change the rules within which the Internet revolution lives. These changes will end the revolution.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “Companies will often use the legal system to scare people away from attacking them. But we all should be free to make critical statements about anybody, unless those statements are malicious.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “Power runs with ideas that only the crazy would draw into doubt.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “In these times, the hardest task for social or political activists is to find a way to get people to wonder again about what we all believe is true. The challenge is to sow doubt.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “As we've seen, our constitutional system requires limits on copyright as a way to assure that copyright holders do not too heavily influence the development and distribution of our culture.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “A free culture is not a culture without property it is not a culture in which artists don't get paid.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “A free culture has been our past, but it will only be our future if we change the path we are on right now.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “While the creative works from the 16th century can still be accessed and used by others, the data in some software programs from the 1990s is already inaccessible.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “Of all the creative work produced by humans anywhere, a tiny fraction has continuing commercial value. For that tiny fraction, the copyright is a crucially important legal device.”
 Lawrence Lessig - “This does not mean that every copyright must prove its value initially. That would be a far too cumbersome system of control. But it does mean that every system or category of copyright or patent should prove its worth.”

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