copyright balance skewed

Today I’ve been thinking a lot about copyright, the new laws (DMCA, etc.) and a future where copyrights are much more powerful than they are today. I think that ultimately there’ll be (like there is today) a significant underground marketplace for copyrighted materials because people will have their “rights” to media taken away from them by these future technologies and these new laws.

Lawrence Lessig is interviewed on O’Reilly (Excellent!)
CMGI is trying to enforce patents that they never deserved in the first place
BountyQuest is doing some GREAT work to uncover prior art in absurd patents from companies like Cisco, Oracle, Intouch, Walker Digital