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Music dinosaurs pick a bad fight

Yet even now, not everyone in the business has learned the same lesson. Instead of targeting teenagers, a distribution company called Liberation Music recently decided to pick a fight with Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard professor who has made his name pushing the envelope of copyright law. Good luck with that.

I first met Lessig around the same time I was dispensing unwanted advice to the music industry. We disagree on a number of issues, but he is smart and knows copyright law extremely well. When Liberation Music threatened Lessig, he did what any self-respecting lawyer would do: He sued back.

Monday, September 2, 2013
Boston Globe

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