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Author Lessig, Lawrence.

Title The Future of ideas : the fate of the commons in a connected world / Lawrence Lessig
Edition First edition
Published New York : Random House, 2001


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Description xiii, 352 pages
regular print
Contents 1 Free -- Part I Dot.commons 2 Building blocks: commons and layers -- 3 Commons on the wires -- 4 Commons among the wired -- 5 Commons, wire-less -- 6 Commons lessons -- Part II Dot.contrast 7 Creativity in real space -- 8 Innovation from the Internet -- Part III Dot.control 9 Old vs new -- 10 Controlling the wires (and hence the code layer) -- 11 Controlling the wired (and hence the content layer) -- 12 Controlling wire-less (and hence the physical layer) -- 13 What's happening here? -- 14 Alt.commons -- 15 What Orrin understands
Summary In The future of ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the Internet revolution has produced a counterrevolution of potentially devastating power and effect. Creativity once flourished because the Net protected a commons on which innovators could experiment. But now, manipulating the law for their own purposes, corporations have established themselves as virtual gatekeepers of the Net while Congress, in the pockets of media magnates, has rewritten copyright and patent laws to stifle creativity and progress. Lessig weaves the history of technology and its relevant laws to make a lucid and accessible case to protect the sanctity of intellectual freedom. He shows how the door to a future of ideas is being shut just as technology is creating extraordinary possibilities that have implications for all of us
Analysis Internet
Intellectual property
Information society
Overseas item
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also published Vintage Books, 2002
Subject Copyright.
Electronic data processing.
Electronic data processing -- United States.
Internet -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Intellectual property -- United States.
Copyright -- United States.
Intellectual property.
Copyright and electronic data processing.
Internet -- Law and legislation.
Information society.
Author Lessig, Lawrence.
LC no. 2001031968
ISBN 0375505784