Copyright Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old copyright quotes, copyright sayings, and copyright proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A brainy person does not abuse copyright; instead they respect it and uphold it.     

Maximillian Degenerez

Traditional copyright has been that you can't make a full copy of somebody's work without their permission.     

Patricia Schroeder

Copyrights have not expired, and will not expire, so long as Congress is free to be bought to extend them again.     

Lawrence Lessig

Now that copyrights can be just about a century long, the inability to know what is protected and what is not protected becomes a huge and obvious burden on the creative process.     

Lawrence Lessig

The copy price of the future is the copyright.     

Mathias Dopfner

Copyright protects corporate monopoly rights over culture and provides much of the profits to media conglomeratesm encouraging the wholesale privatization of our common culture.     

Robert Waterman McChesney

The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times, when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction. This practice was useful, and is the only way many authors' works have survived even in part.     

Richard Stallman

If you don't move to protect copyright, if you don't move to protect our children, it's not going to sit well.     

Barbara Boxer

The copyright bargain: a balance between protection for the artist and rights for the consumer.     

Robin Gross