Free Culture The Nature and Future of Creativity

ISBN-10: 0143034650
ISBN-13: 9780143034650
Edition: 2004
Authors: Lawrence Lessig
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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 2/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

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 cant 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.

Lawrence Lessig is a professor of law at the Stanford Law School. Previously Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School from 1997 to 2000 and professor at the University of Chicago Law School from 1991 to 1997, he is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Trinity College, Cambridge, and Yale Law School. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. He is a monthly columnist forThe Industry Standard,a board member of the Red Hat Center for Open Source, and the author ofCode and Other Laws of Cyberspace. From the Hardcover edition.

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