Most widely held works about Lawrence Lessig
Most widely held works by Lawrence Lessig
Free culture : how big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 2,149 libraries worldwide
Lawrence Lessig, "the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era" (The New Yorker), is often called our leading cultural environmentalist. His focus is the ecosystem of creativity, the environment created around it by technology and law. To read Free Culture is to understand that the health of that ecosystem is in grave peril. While new technologies always lead to new laws, Lessig shows that never before have the big cultural monopolists drummed up such unease about these advances, especially the Internet, to shrink the public domain while using the same advances to control what we can and can't do with the culture all around us. What's at stake is our freedom -- freedom to create, freedom to build, and, ultimately, freedom to imagine.
The future of ideas : the fate of the commons in a connected world by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 1,708 libraries worldwide
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.
Code and other laws of cyberspace by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,598 libraries worldwide
This volume traces the consequences of code as the law in cyberspace. It also discusses the paradigm shift that will transform the debate about the architecture of cyberspace.
Remix : making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,105 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: The author of Free Culture shows how we harm our children-and almost anyone who creates, enjoys, or sells any art form-with a restrictive copyright system driven by corporate interests. Lessig reveals the solutions to this impasse offered by a collaborative yet profitable "hybrid economy". Lawrence Lessig, the reigning authority on intellectual property in the Internet age, spotlights the newest and possibly the most harmful culture war-a war waged against our kids and others who create and consume art. America's copyright laws have ceased to perform their original, beneficial role: protecting artists' creations while allowing them to build on previous creative works. In fact, our system now criminalizes those very actions. For many, new technologies have made it irresistible to flout these unreasonable and ultimately untenable laws. Some of today's most talented artists are felons, and so are our kids, who see no reason why they shouldn't do what their computers and the Web let them do, from burning a copyrighted CD for a friend to "biting" riffs from films, videos, songs, etc and making new art from them. Criminalizing our children and others is exactly what our society should not do, and Lessig shows how we can and must end this conflict-a war as ill conceived and unwinnable as the war on drugs. By embracing "read-write culture," which allows its users to create art as readily as they consume it, we can ensure that creators get the support-artistic, commercial, and ethical-that they deserve and need. Indeed, we can already see glimmers of a new hybrid economy that combines the profit motives of traditional business with the "sharing economy" evident in such Web sites as Wikipedia and YouTube. The hybrid economy will become ever more prominent in every creative realm-from news to music-and Lessig shows how we can and should use it to benefit those who make and consume culture. Remix is an urgent, eloquent plea to end a war that harms our children and other intrepid creative users of new technologies. It also offers an inspiring vision of the post-war world where enormous opportunities await those who view art as a resource to be shared openly rather than a commodity to be hoarded.
Code by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Free culture : the nature and future of creativity by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
"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." -- Book cover.
Rip! a remix manifesto ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Explores the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing. Interviews key figures in the debate, including Gregg Gillis, the Pittsburgh biomedical engineer who moonlights as Girl Talk, a mash-up artist rearranging the pop chart's DNA with his incongruous, entirely sample-based songs. A mash-up in itself, this shatters the wall between users and producers, and challenges the thresholds of 'fair use.'
Cut : film as found object in contemporary video ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Code : version 2.0 by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Discusses cyberspace as a social community that is separate but built upon the Internet.
Creative economies by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
L'avenir des idées : le sort des biens communs à l'heure des réseaux numériques by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Freie Kultur : Wesen und Zukunft der Kreativität by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Cultural environmentalism @ 10 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Svobodna kultura : narava in prihodnost ustvarjalnosti by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The best American legal commentary 2005 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Empirical study of the 7th Circuit : prepared for the Chicago Council of Lawyers by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Digital future. Copyright issues ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Lawrence Lessig, professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, talks about the issues of copyright and "copyleft." He is the inventor of the concept and application of Creative Commons, which encourages the use of copyrighted material under specific conditions. Additionally, panelists talked more broadly about intellectual property issues, on-line technology, and monitoring use of material on a global scale.
The innovation commons by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Republic, lost : how money corrupts Congress--and a plan to stop it by Lawrence Lessig ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers journal. Big money in politics ; Medicare for all ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"...Bill Moyers sits down with libertarian journalists Nick Gillespie and legal scholar Lawrence Lessig to discuss corporate financing of political campaigns in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Moyers also speaks with pediatrician Margaret Flowers of Physicians for a National Health Program about President Obama's stymied health care reform initiative and her protests on behalf of change--which resulted in her arrest while tryng to get a Medicare-for-all plan back on the table. An essay on the hypocrisy displayed by Republicans and Democrats a like at high-level political retreats where the influence of moneyed interests dominated"--Container.
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