Ernest Miller pursues research and writing on cyberlaw, intellectual property, and First Amendment issues. Mr. Miller attended the U.S. Naval Academy before attending Yale Law School, where he was president and co-founder of the Law and Technology Society, and founded the technology law and policy news site LawMeme. He is a fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.
Ernest Miller's blog postings can also be found @ Copyfight LawMeme
My sense is that the Founders saw copyright as an instrument for the circulation of knowledge a social function. The rhetoric of authors and publishers was familiar to them. But the rhetoric of customers, consumers, and users, I suspect, was not.