"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."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Lawrence Lessig on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Lawrence Lessig on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Lawrence Lessig on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Lawrence Lessig on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Lawrence Lessig on Ambrose Bierce
"A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom."
"When government disappears, it's not as if paradise will take its place. When governments are gone, other interests will take their place."
"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."