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Monday, February 25, 2008

Lessig Won't Run for Congress

Posted By on Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Free culture champion and Stanford law professor, Larry Lessig announced today that he won't be running for Congress this year. He explains his decision in a video posted on his blog, in which he says that if the purpose of his running for congress was to inspire change, then losing big (and this seemed a likely outcome) would be counteractive. Ralph Nader, are you taking notes? All the money raised for the campaign-that-never-was will be donated to Lessig's Change Congress movement that hopes to limit the influence of money on the legislative and electoral process. (photo from Stanford Web site) -Andy Wright

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