Anarchist in the Library.

From a blogjournal called eyeteeth run by Paul Schmelzer comes this interesting interview with Siva Vaidhyanathan, intellectual property expert and communications professor at NYU. SV paints a pretty grim picture of how much the landscape of copyright has changed in the last 15-20 years, from one that fostered cultural exchange and development to an arena where the supposed “intellectual property” rights of a few giant corporations take precedence over everything else. These topics will be familiar to anyone who’s been following these issues, but SV makes forceful, informed points and he clearly has an appreciation for the big picture, and for the many facets of the issues at stake.

Anarchist in the Library.