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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2004
March 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

LeeboyJenkins ,

This book is actually free.

The full, indexed, searchable, DRM-free PDF text is freely available from Lessig's website. Exactly the same as this. If you want to just read it, download it. If you wanna support Larry, buy a hard copy from your local independent bookshop.

takayukiadr ,

Free Culture is ... Not free?

Strikes me as self defeating. But word of mouth assures it's good.

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