Draft Lessig, Change Congress – why not?

21Feb08

DraftLessig Today the New York Times too covers the story, after tuesday launch of the Lessig08/Change Congress campaign with a related video and other stories on the web. Very good!
Here’s the NYT article opening: Lawrence Lessig, the Web legal scholar, said Wednesday that he was mulling a campaign for the House of Representatives, a move that could pit the Internet icon in a race against a Democratic loyalist.
Mr. Lessig would run for the seat left vacant by the Feb. 11 death of Representative Tom Lantos, who represented the 12th District of California for nearly 14 terms. The district, south of San Francisco, runs straight through the heart of Silicon Valley, where Mr. Lessig is considered a celebrity, though one who wears glasses and uses phrases like “net neutrality.”
[Un paio di rilanci anche sui blog italiani, da Raffaele Mastrolonardo a Stefano Quintarelli, in attesa della decisione del 1. marzo — forse ci sarà proprio da divertirsi].



3 Responses to “Draft Lessig, Change Congress – why not?”

  1. Sure why not, he doesn’t need to be arguing Supreme Court cases anymore. Maybe this will allow him to infiltrate from within and do great violence to the Copyright act and the intellectual property clause of the Constitution.

  2. i wouldn’t use “infiltrate” or “great violence” to define his work in the last 7-8 years, rather there was-is a vast movement aimed at changing today’s way too restrictive copyright laws and lessig was-is its leading figure; and now this possible step will surely be helpful for such movement and, even more, will also open up the (somewhat related) corruption fight…


  1. 1 Xaaraan - Il blog di Antonella Beccaria » Lessig, la riforma della politica e la candidatura al Congresso

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