We must engage in copyright debate

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Dan Gillmor:

"Average people are not part of the conversation, not in any way that matters. To the cartel and its chattel in the halls of political power, we are nothing but "consumers" – our sole function is to eat what the movie, music and publishing industries put in front of us, and then send money. It’s long past time for the rest of us to challenge the cartel’s assumptions, actions and overall clout."

(Via Thomas Claburn.) Update: Who Should Own What, an interview with Lawrence Lessig.
09/30/02: more from Gillmor.

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