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Remix : making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy

Author: Lawrence Lessig
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Lessig
ISBN: 9781849662505 1849662509 9781408113479 1408113473
OCLC Number: 957144340
Description: xxii, 327 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Part 1: Cultures --
1: Cultures of our past --
RW culture versus RO culture --
Limits in regulation --
2: Cultures of our future --
3: RO, extended --
Nature remade --
Re-making nature --
Recoding us --
4: RW, revived --
Writing beyond words --
Remixed: text --
Remixed: media --
Significance of remix --
Old in the new --
5: Cultures compared --
Differences in value-and "values" --
Differences in value (as in $) --
Differences in value (as in "is it any good?") --
Differences in law (as in "is it allowed?") --
Lessons about cultures --
Part 2: Economies --
6: Two economies: commercial and sharing --
Commercial economies --
Three successes from the Internet's commercial economy --
Three keys to these three successes --
Little brother --
Character of commercial success --
Sharing economies --
Internet sharing economies --
Paradigm case: Wikipedia --
Beyond Wikipedia --
What sharing economies share --
7: Hybrid economies --
Paradigm case: free software --
Beyond free software --
8: Economy lessons --
Parallel economies are possible --
Tools help signal which economy a creator creates for --
Crossover are growing --
Strong incentives will increasingly drive commercial entities to hybrids --
Perceptions of fairness will in part mediate the hybrid relationship between sharing and commercial economies --
Sharecropping is not likely to become a term of praise --
Hybrid can help us decriminalize youth --
Part 3: Enabling The Future --
9: Reforming law --
1: Deregulating amateur creativity --
2: Clear title --
3: Simplify --
4: Decriminalizing the copy --
5: Decriminalizing file sharing --
10: Reforming us --
Chilling the control freaks --
Showing sharing --
Rediscovering the limits of regulation --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Lawrence Lessig.

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Lessig highlights the newest cultural war being waged on those who create and consume art. Arguing that we reject a copyright system that criminalizes the value of protecting art, he offers an  Read more...

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'Looks at the oft-uneasy relationship between culture, copyright laws and creativity.' Miami Herald

 
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