Lawrence Lessig: How I Lost The Big One

You may know Lawrence Lessig from such books as The Future of Ideas, Free Culture or Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. You may also know him from Hi Blog,, or The Creative Commons.

In How I Lost The Big One he takes a look at his Supreme Court Case, Eldred V. Ashcroft. He lost the case, and he’s very hard on himself. [Via Mefi]

When I can make light of it, I think, “Honey, I shrunk the Constitution.” But I can rarely make light of it. We had in our Constitution a commitment to free culture. In the case that I fathered, the Supreme Court effectively renounced that commitment. A better lawyer would have made them see differently.