Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2008 - Copyright - 327 pages
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The reigning authority on intellectual property in the Internet age, Lawrence Lessig spotlights the newest and possibly the most harmful culture war-a war waged against those who create and consume art. America's copyright laws have ceased to perform their original, beneficial role: protecting artists' creations while allowing them to build on previous creative works. In fact, our system now criminalizes those very actions. Remix is an urgent, eloquent plea to end a war that harms every intrepid, creative user of new technologies. It also offers an inspiring vision of the postwar world where enormous opportunities await those who view art as a resource to be shared openly rather than a commodity to be hoarded.

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Review: Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

User Review  - Jeffrey - Goodreads

Lessig is a lawyer and law professor who has been at the forefront of questioning copyright controls in the digital age. He presents a number of ideas about how the internet, crowdsourcing, and ... Read full review

Review: Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

User Review  - Avolyn Fisher - Goodreads

Lawrence writes a compelling argument as to why our current legal system surrounding electronic data, file sharing, and information written copyright is in need of serious reform. Discussing a wide ... Read full review

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