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Freedom of expression® : resistance and repression in the age of intellectual property

Author: Kembrew McLeod
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st University of Minnesota Press edView all editions and formats
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In 1998 the author, a professional prankster, trademarked the phrase "freedom of expression" to show how the expression of ideas was being restricted. Now he uses intellectual property law as the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kembrew McLeod
ISBN: 9780816650316 0816650314
OCLC Number: 76961330
Notes: Originally published: Freedom of expression®: overzealous copyright bozos and other enemies of creativity. 1st ed. New York : Doubleday, 2005.
Description: x, 379 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: This gene is your gene : fencing off the folk and genetic commons --
Copyright criminals : this is a sampling sport --
Illegal art : when art gets in trouble with the law, art gives the law trouble back --
Culture, inc. : our hyper-referential, branded culture --
Our privatized world : selling off the public square, culture, education, our democracy, and everything else --
The digital future : and the analog past.
Responsibility: Kembrew McLeod ; foreword by Lawrence Lessig ; with a new epilogue by the author.
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Praise for "Freedom of Expression(R)" "A very funny treatment of an increasingly serious problem: the use of intellectual property rights in ways that suppress instead of foster creativity."--William Read more...

 
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A casual and enjoyable overview of the copyright debocle

by andrw (WorldCat user published 2008-08-27) Very Good Permalink

McLeod weaves a wandering and enjoyable narrative about how intellectual property laws, and the corporations that abuse them, are hurting creativity in the United States. Despite being harshly critical of the crimes corporations routinely commit, and demanding that we boldly ignore most copyright...
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