…erwhelmingly seems to back him up—that no one can claim copyright on them, or limit access to them. Justice Stephen Breyer once remarked, “If a law isn’t public, it isn’t a law.” (Once Malamud heard this, he commissioned a rubber stamp, and frequently pounds the the quotation in red ink onto documents he produces.)
We’ll have to learn a thousand hard lessons, most of them centered around the idea that if you want to make something really great, you can’t think about making it great for everyone. You have to make it great for someone. A lot of people, but not every person.