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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Review: Free Culture: The Nature and Future of CreativityUser Review - Azhagu Selvan - Goodreads
Excellent book about the copyright laws and the negative effects it has on the modern day cultural developments. The author's writing style makes it a pleasure to read. An eye opener! Read full review
Review: Free Culture: The Nature and Future of CreativityUser Review - Jennifer - Goodreads
Extremely interesting book about the changing nature of copyright in the digital age and how a focus on protecting intellectual property is putting a lid on the development of culture. He makes the ... Read full review