HART: Copyright and the Historical Record

In a new post on Copyhype, Terry Hart responds to the general assumption that the Founders would be “appalled” by the state of copyright today.  Personally, I think the Founders would be appalled by the application of the 2nd Amendment today and impressed as hell by the role professional authors and creators play in their Republic–but that’s me.  Hart writes …

“…there’s always a danger with using history. Someone who’s trying to make a point may try to find evidence in the historical record to support that point, so there’s a danger of abuse. And perhaps there’s no period more prone to this type of myth and mischief then the Founding period, the period beginning after the end of the Revolutionary War, through the drafting and ratification of the Constitution, and through the first Congress.”

Read full article at Copyhype here.

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