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Free Culture : Nature and Future of Creativity - 04 edition

Free Culture : Nature and Future of Creativity (ISBN10: 0143034650; ISBN13: 9780143034650)
ISBN13: 978-0143034650
ISBN10: 0143034650

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1594200069
ISBN10: 1594200068

Summary: 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 spee
ch; 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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Summary: 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Year Published: 2004
International: No



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