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The future of ideas : the fate of the commons in a connected world

Author: Lawrence Lessig
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2001.
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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  Read more...
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Lessig, Lawrence.
Future of ideas.
New York : Random House, c2001
(OCoLC)606604760
Online version:
Lessig, Lawrence.
Future of ideas.
New York : Random House, c2001
(OCoLC)608754404
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Lessig
ISBN: 0375505784 9780375505782 0375726446 9780375726446
OCLC Number: 46969861
Description: xiii, 352 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. "Free" --
Pt. I. Dot.Commons. 2. Building Blocks: "Commons" and "Layers" The Commons. Layers. 3. Commons on the Wires. 4. Commons Among the Wired. 5. Commons, Wire-less. 6. Commons Lessons --
Pt. II. Dot.Contrast. 7. Creativity in Real Space. Creativity in the Dark Ages. 8. Innovation from the Internet. New Products from the Net. Pt. 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. The Physical Layer. 15. What Orrin Understands.
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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.

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