Eldred Transcript

Aaron Swartz

October 17, 2002

Thanks to some friends, I've been able to get a copy of the Eldred case transcript. I've cleaned it up, added the names of the justices where possible (searching my memory, the responses in the text, and press reports) and HTMLized it.

Transcript of ERIC ELDRED, ET AL., Petitioners v. JOHN D. ASHCROFT, ATTORNEY GENERAL, No. 01-618, SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES [ http://www.aaronsw.com/2002/eldredTranscript ]

Meanwhile, I found these great quotes:

"[Lessig] made it appear as if a picture goes into the public domain ... [as if it were] going into paradise with 72 vestal virgins escorting this film around ... If nobody owns the film, who's going to restore it? That costs $25,000 to $100,000. I don't think Mr. Eldred himself is going to spend that kind of money to restore a film that he doesn't own."
- Jack Valenti, Washington Post's Eldred primer [ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/technology/articles/eldredprimer_100902.htm ]

"Hackers hack, but to balance it out, we need political action too," said Kevin Broton
- Kevin Burton as quoted in a Canadian paper [ http://rtnews.globetechnology.com/servlet/ArticleNews/tech/RTGAM/20021010/gtcopyp/Technology/techBN/ ]

"Then, one reporter spoke out in frustration, wondering why she couldn't find anyone to speak in favour of the CTEA. The media did get someone on the record - but only because Mr. Lessig was kind enough to point to Congresswoman Bono, standing silently among the spectators."
- ibid [ http://rtnews.globetechnology.com/servlet/ArticleNews/tech/RTGAM/20021010/gtcopyp/Technology/techBN/ ].

01:21 PM

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