- After more than two decades of private practice, he became Sr. Copyright Counsel at Google, but despite repeated disclaimers that on his blog he was still speaking only for himself, many news stories and posts quoted him as speaking for Google. However, 'No one at Google ever asked, suggested, or hinted that I should end the blog. To the contrary, in keeping with Google's deep commitment to free speech, the company encourages blogs like mine, and has stood completely behind me.'
- Copyright law is so broken, that his blog became depressingly negative: '...In proper doses copyright is essential.... But in my view...we are well past the healthy dose stage and into the serious illness stage.
At Patterico's Pontifications, Justine Levine says, 'Patry is not entirely blameless here in terms of how the current state of the law developed. But with that said, there is no disputing the profound truths that he has now come to admit and realize.'
How many here have had the courage to publicly renounce some deeply held belief?"