Quote by Lawrence Lessig

You can't incent a dead person. No matter what we do, Hawthorne will not produce any more works, no matter how much we pay him.


Debate with Jack Valenti at Harvard University Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society (1 October 2000) - referring to the claim that extending the period of copyright protection that government granted to people long dead is in the economic interest of the country.

Categories: economics

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