Writes Lessig: "This next political cycle will see an explosion of citizen generated political content. Some of that speech will be crafted from clips taken from the Presidential debates. Some of that will be fantastically valuable and important. Yet as the law is right now, it is extremely difficult for an ordinary citizen to understand the boundaries of 'fair use,' or the limits to copyright law."
So he's asking that the issue be simplified "by simply promising to require of any network broadcasting Presidential debates (at least) that they license the debates freely after they are initially broadcast."