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Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594200069
Subtitle:
The Nature and Future of Creativity
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Lessig, Lawrence
Location:
New York
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Technological innovations
Subject:
Patent, Trademark, Copyright
Subject:
Intellectual Property
Subject:
Media & the Law
Subject:
Government - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
TR-03-20
Publication Date:
20050222
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations on pages 121, 124-126,
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.14 x 0.7 in 0.55 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity
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Product details 368 pages Penguin Books - English 9781594200069 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[An] expertly argued, alarming and surprisingly entertaining look at the current copyright wars."
"Review" by , "[A] highly accessible and enlightening look at the intersection of commerce, the law, and cyberspace."
"Review" by , "Provocative, and sure to inspire argument among the myriad lawyers who, Lessig hints, are the only ones who benefit from the current mess."
"Synopsis" by , From "the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era" (The New Yorker) comes a landmark manifesto about the genuine closing of the American mind.
"Synopsis" by ,

Lawrence Lessig, andldquo;the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet eraandrdquo; (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 canandrsquo;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.

"Synopsis" by ,

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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