Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity
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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Lessig (Stanford Law Sch.; The Future of Ideas) has written an important book about the intrigues and interactions of copyright, intellectual property, and technology. Named a special master in the ... Read full review
This book is like the Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species". It is a big solid argument for a concept that is revolutionary and still easily accessible.