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Copyright

  • I think copyright is moral, proper. I think a creator has the right to control the disposition of his or her works - I actually believe that the financial issue is less important than the integrity of the work, the attribution, that kind of stuff.

    • Esther Dyson,
    • "On the Frontier: An Interview with Esther Dyson," in Reason ()
  • I think that the use of copyright is going to change dramatically. Part of it is economics. There is just going to be so much content out there — there's a scarcity of attention. Information consumes attention, and there's too much information.

    • Esther Dyson,
    • "On the Frontier: An Interview with Esther Dyson," in Reason ()
  • From the business point of view — not to overstate it — intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process. Long live service; long live performance. The intellectual assets should be distributed for free, and then you should use them as advertising to charge for speaking, consulting, for software support—for T-shirts.

    • Esther Dyson,
    • "On the Frontier: An Interview with Esther Dyson," in Reason ()
  • [On current copyright law:] If one needs an army of lawyers to understand the basic precepts of the law, then it is time for a new law.