While disobedience might be more fun, the power of civil discourse remains. In fact, the ruling gives public interest activists both motivation and ammunition in the continuing battle against the excessive expansion of the power to control information and culture.
It echoes the « we lost a battle but not the war » mood shared by many, including Lessig.
For all things Eldred, Copyfight circa Jan 15 is the de facto reference.
And since in my daily Cla update included a link to Siva Vaidhyanathan’s blog, it’s only fair I mention his book, which I learned about this this morning. The title is « Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity« . I admit I’m curious.