Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 30, 2004 - Social Science - 368 pages
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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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I cannot begin to recommend this book highly enough. In it Lawrence Lessig adresses the issues of piracy, intellectual property, and copyright violation in an extremely fair and balanced manner. He ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
INTRODUCTION
PIRACY
Creators
Mere Copyists
Catalogs
Pirates
Piracy
Chimera
Harms
BALANCES
Eldred
Eldred II
CONCLUSION
AFTERWORD
US NOW

PROPERTY
Founders
Recorders
Transformers
Collectors
Property
PUZZLES
THEM SOON
NOTES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Copyright

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