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Free culture : how big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity

Author: Lawrence Lessig
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lawrence Lessig, "the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era" (The New Yorker), is often called our leading cultural environmentalist. His focus is the ecosystem of creativity, the environment created around it by technology and law. To read Free Culture is to understand that the health of that ecosystem is in grave peril. While new technologies always lead to new laws, Lessig shows that  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Electronic version.
Lessig, Lawrence.
Free culture.
New York : Penguin Press, 2004
(OCoLC)58968023
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Lessig
ISBN: 1594200068 9781594200069 0143034650 9780143034650 0786547987 9780786547982
OCLC Number: 53324884
Description: xvi, 345 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Creators --
"Mere copyists" --
Catalogs --
"Pirates" --
"Piracy" --
Founders --
Recorders --
Transformers --
Collectors --
"Property" --
Chimera --
Harms --
Eldred --
Eldred II --
Us, now --
Them, soon.
Other Titles: Free culture : the nature and future of creativity
Responsibility: Lawrence Lessig.

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A new study on the social dimension of creativity examines the destruction of the larger public domain of ideas, assessing the creative and innovative repercussions of America's long terms of  Read more...
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