Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Copyright and Education

Interesting report out of Harvard. The Berkman Center has found that "provisions of copyright law concerning the educational use of copyrighted material, as well as the business and institutional structures shaped by that law, are among the most important obstacles to realizing the potential of digital technology in education."

Education reduces poverty and other social ills. In an age where we can move information almost without cost, nobody should be denied the right to better themselves by becoming educated. The outdated corporate laws, er... copyright laws, need to be fixed.

I've posted this story to digg. If you can help push it to the front page by digging it, that would be just swell...

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