Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig, stripes. ABOUT TOC Free Content Remixes J acket Notes Typos · Get It Reviews Publisher Contact. Welcome. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Learn more at Author Central. Lawrence Lessig, an influential activist of the free-culture movement, in The free-culture movement is a social movement that promotes the freedom to distribute and.

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Perfect book for a long flight trip. The complete review ‘s Review:. Andrew Keena critic of Web 2. The bulk of all material still protected by copyright is out of print and out of sight — and because of the difficulty in determining who owns what copyright holders do not need to register in order to protect their intellectual propertythere’s little incentive to utilize it in any form, or make it available.

Linux and the Open Source Revolution. Initially, Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman did not see the importance of free works beyond software.

It helped my understanding the political dimension software. Despite his firm belief in victory, citing the Constitution’s plain language about “limited” copyright terms, Lessig only gained two dissenting votes: The protests against the FCC when it wanted to relax media ownership rules are freoe heartening sign that kultue people are aware of the significance of these issues; nevertheless, the well-funded copyright-holders that lobby legislators are hard to counter.

The catastrophic consequences of this decision which upheld the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act which extended copyright terms even for existing work are a major part of the problem of the current situation.

The new technologies afford incredible opportunities, but many of these can’t be explored or considered because of current legal restrictions.


== Free Culture ==

Similarly, in Stallman said frreie he sees “no social imperative for free hardware designs like the imperative for free software”. It describes how law, norms, market lessit architecture — which also includes software — regulate our life.

The free-culture movement is a social movement that promotes the freedom to distribute and modify the creative works of others in the form of free content [1] [2] or open content [3] [4] [5] without compensation to, or the consent of, the work’s original creators, by using the Internet and other forms of media.

Coupled with the consolidation of big media content outlets, apart from on the Internet for noware largely concentrated in the hands of a few major corporations creativity is becoming ever-more restricted — or, lessgi precisely, it is becoming ever-more difficult to take advantage of the new technologies to engage in new creative activity.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The Nature and Future of Creativity. Summary [ edit ] Larry Lessig kessig his presentation, Re: Lessig presents his material fairly well: The most significant aspect of the book is in pointing out the consequences of the current copyright-protection regime.

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Today, the term stands for many other movements, including open access OAthe remix culturethe hacker culturethe access to knowledge movement kulyur, the Open Source Learningthe copyleft movement and the public domain movement. Selected Essays of Richard M. Lessig makes a good case for this being a bad thing for society as a whole and completely at odds with previous American attitudes towards the use of new technologies.

Learn more at Author Central. Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. The cost to society of the rigid copyright-protection laws now in force is large, as Lessig convincingly demonstrates.


The free-culture movement takes the ideals of the free and open-source software movement and extends them from the field of software to all cultural and creative works. Low to High Price: Lessig focuses on a fair balance between the interest of the public to use and participate into released creative works and the need of protection for a creator’s work, which still enables a “read-write” remix culture.

So I read them, and here my new list of Free Software related books which are also good for people who have not heard much about Free Software before: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

For example, I don’t think you or I are obliged to give permission to modify articles like this one, which describe our actions and our views.

Afterwards I used it for writing, it also made it into my diploma thesis. Collaborative writing Democratic media Open publishing Participatory media Peer review.

Retrieved 3 December Also during the year. The question is whether enough citizens can get outraged enough to see to it lsssig there are legislative responses that impose a more sensible intellectual property protection regime. Retrieved from ” https: It led to the foundation of the first chapter of the Students for Free Culture at Swarthmore College.

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This is the book version of irights. InLessig initiated Creative Commonsan alternative “some rights reserved” licensing system to the default “all rights reserved” copyright system. The organization is a subset of the greater movement. Particularly sensible is the call for shorter copyright frwie, a registration requirement, and the possibility of renewing copyrights. The following page uses this file: