Copyright Cartel Conquers Courts

From Larry Lessig’s blog:

“The Supreme Court has rejected our challenge to the Sonny Bono Law.”

Well, looks like the copyright cartels have won the right to fence off the intellectual commons to whatever degree they can buy support in Congress for. If we ever see another publication hit the public domain in our lifetimes, I’ll be surprised.

This is a sad day for anyone who cares about ideas, and who wants to see them survive beyond our time to speak anew to generations yet unborn.

My pages will be grey for the rest of the day, in regret.

UPDATE: I’ve switched from grey to black in sympathy with the similar effort underway at BoingBoing.