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 — 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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REMIX: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

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The nation's leading cyberlaw scholar denounces "copyright extremism" and boldly re-envisions intellectual-property law for the digital age. The Recording Industry Association of America is suing more ... Read full review

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Lessig’s a good writer, and he likes remix and doesn’t like making our kids into criminals. Thus he supports (1) taking amateur (noncommercial) remix out of the coverage of copyright entirely and (2 ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
ONE CULTURES OF OUR PAST
FOUR RW REVIVED
FIVE CULTURES COMPARED
PART TWO ECONOMIES
SEVEN HYBRID ECONOMIES
EIGHT ECONOMY LESSONS
PART THREE ENABLING THE FUTURE
TEN REFORMING
Acknowledgements
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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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