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September 26, 2008
JUST CALL ME "MR. DIVERSITY:" Diverse web coalition asks McCain, Obama to alter debates.
An informal national coalition of internet pioneers and users with widely divergent political views will issue a letter Friday morning calling on John McCain and Barack Obama to open the remaining debates completely to the public domain.
As Lawrence Lessig, a law professor and letter-signer put it, "Copyright, in my view, is essential and important, in some places. This isn't one."
The letter, which was obtained exclusively by The Ticket tonight, will be signed by such disparate internet names as Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit.com, Craig Newmark of Craigslist, Markos Moulitsas of DailyKos.com and Arianna Huffington of HuffingtonPost.
It will also ask the two major candidates to insist on a new method of choosing debate questions.
Letter, and signers, at the link. And here's Larry Lessig on it.