Lawrence Lessig Quotes

Top 38 wise famous quotes and sayings by Lawrence Lessig

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Lawrence Lessig quotes: Why should it be that just when technology ismost encouraging of creativity, the law should be most restrictive? Why should it be that just when technology is
most encouraging of creativity, the law should be most restrictive?
Lawrence Lessig quotes: All of the great Disney works took works that were in the public domain and remixed them. All of the great Disney works took works that were in the public domain and remixed them.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: Monopoly controls have been the exception in free societies; they have been the rule in closed societies. Monopoly controls have been the exception in free societies; they have been the rule in closed societies.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property. Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: I don't support direct democracy because I want a life, and that means I want to select people who work for me who do that sort of work for me. I don't support direct democracy because I want a life, and that means I want to select people who work for me who do that sort of work for me.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: Every generation welcomes the pirates from the last. Every generation welcomes the pirates from the last.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: Technology means you can now do amazing things easily; but you couldn't easily do them legally. Technology means you can now do amazing things easily; but you couldn't easily do them legally.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: One great feature of modern society is the institutionalized respect we give to processes designed to destroy the past. One great feature of modern society is the institutionalized respect we give to processes designed to destroy the past.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: A free culture has been our past, but it will only be our future if we change the path we are on right now. 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 quotes: Show me why your regulation of culture is needed. Show me how it does good. And until you can show me both, keep your lawyers away. Show me why your regulation of culture is needed. Show me how it does good. And until you can show me both, keep your lawyers away.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: When government disappears, it's not as if paradise will take its place. When governments are gone, other interests will take their place. 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 quotes: Copyrights have not expired, and will not expire, so long as Congress is free to be bought to extend them again. Copyrights have not expired, and will not expire, so long as Congress is free to be bought to extend them again.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: Power runs with ideas that only the crazy would draw into doubt. Power runs with ideas that only the crazy would draw into doubt.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: Law and technology produce, together, a kind of regulation of creativity we've not seen before. Law and technology produce, together, a kind of regulation of creativity we've not seen before.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: If the law imposed the death penalty for parking tickets, we'd not only have fewer parking tickets, we'd also have muchless driving. If the law imposed the death penalty for parking tickets, we'd not only have fewer parking tickets, we'd also have much
less driving.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: Money corrupts the process of reasoning. Money corrupts the process of reasoning.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom. A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: Creativity is enhanced by less-than-perfect control over what content is on the network. Creativity is enhanced by less-than-perfect control over what content is on the network.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: While appropriation art is critical to art, it's an ambiguous art form in the world of the Supreme Court. While appropriation art is critical to art, it's an ambiguous art form in the world of the Supreme Court.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: Politics is that rare sport where the amateur contest is actually more interesting than the professional. Politics is that rare sport where the amateur contest is actually more interesting than the professional.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: [Congress] and their cronies secure more than one hundred billion dollars in corporate welfare [Congress] and their cronies secure more than one hundred billion dollars in corporate welfare
Lawrence Lessig quotes: Writing is the Latin of our times. The modern language of the people is video and sound. Writing is the Latin of our times. The modern language of the people is video and sound.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: I'm a lawyer. I make lawyers for a living. I'm a lawyer. I make lawyers for a living.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: A free culture is not a culture without property; it is not a culture in which artists don't get paid. A free culture is not a culture without property; it is not a culture in which artists don't get paid.
Lawrence Lessig quotes: [I]t kind of terrified me to imagine myself spending the rest of my life tinkering on the margins of the small arguments. [I]t kind of terrified me to imagine myself spending the rest of my life tinkering on the margins of the small arguments.