Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

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Penguin, Oct 16, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages
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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Lessig (law, Stanford Univ. Law Sch.; Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity) assesses America's copyright laws in the context of online content, e.g., the Read Only (R/O) and Read/Write (R ... Read full review


RW Culture Versus RO Culture
Limits in Regulation
Nature Remade
Reremaking Nature
Recoding Us
Writing Beyond Words
Beyond Free Software
Parallel Economies Are Possible
Crossovers Are Growing
Perceptions of Fairness Will in Part Mediate the Hybrid Relationship Between Sharing and Commercial Economies
Sharecropping Is Not Likely to Become a Term of Praise
The Hybrid Can Help Us Decriminalize Youth
1 Deregulating Amateur Creativity
2 Clear Title

The Significance of Remix
The Old in the New
Differences in Valueand Values
Differences in Value As in
Differences in Value As in Is It Any Good?
Differences in Law As in Is It Allowed?
Lessons About Cultures
Commercial Economies
Three Successes from the Internets Commercial Economy
Three Keys to These Three Successes
Little Brother
The Character of Commercial Success
Sharing Economies
Internet Sharing Economies
Beyond Wikipedia
What Sharing Economies Share
Free Software
3 Simplify
4 Decriminalizing the Copy
5 Decriminalizing File Sharing
Chilling the Control Freaks
Showing Sharing
Rediscovering the Limits of Regulation
Chapter 3 RO Extended
Chapter 4 RW Revived
Chapter 5 Cultures Compared
Commercial and Sharing
Chapter 7 Hybrid Economies
Chapter 8 Economy Lessons
Chapter 9 Reforming Law
Chapter 10 Reforming Us

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Lawrence Lessig is a professor at Stanford Law School and the founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. The author of The Future of Ideas and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, he is the chair of the Creative Commons project. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Cambridge University, and Yale Law School, he has clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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