Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity (Google eBook)
Lawrence Lessig, “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era” (The New Yorker), masterfully argues that never before in human history has the power to control creative progress been so concentrated in the hands of the powerful few, the so-called Big Media. Never before have the cultural powers- that-be been able to exert such control over what we can and can’t do with the culture around us. Our society defends free markets and free speech; why then does it permit such top-down control? To lose our long tradition of free culture, Lawrence Lessig shows us, is to lose our freedom to create, our freedom to build, and, ultimately, our freedom to imagine.
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Review: Free Culture: The Nature and Future of CreativityUser Review - Alfaniel Aldavan - Goodreads
Free Culture, as in Free Speech (not as in "free beer"). I have received an answer from GoodReads, on my objections to its removals of "not original" content. Hi Alfaniel, Thanks for the response. We ... Read full review
Review: Free Culture: The Nature and Future of CreativityUser Review - Goodreads
One of the best explanations of copyright law, its effect on media and culture, and why it needs to be reformed.
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