Feb 182013

It’s become clear that I will need to talk more about copyright policy in general on these pages, even if in a not-particularly-criminal-law context. ¬†As we evaluate criminalizing acts involving technology that cause “harm,” and since some of that notion of harm is predicated on our notion of copyright, it’s important that we truly understand where the concept of copyright comes from and what policy objective it is supposed to achieve. ¬†Particularly because it’s a fair question as to whether modern copyright law still achieves those objectives, or instead potentially represents its own harm. Continue reading »