Cover of: Free culture | Lawrence Lessig

About the Book

Lessig details the history of copyright law as it pertains to digital media, how it has affected creativity and expression online.

Title for the hardcover and PDF versions: Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity

First Sentence

At the endof his review of my first book,Code:And Other Laws of Cyberspace, David Pogue, a brilliant writer and author of countless technical and computer-related texts,wrote this: Unlike actual law,Internet software has no capacity to punish.It doesn’t affect people who aren’t online (and only a tiny minority of the world population is). And if you don’t like the Internet’s system,you can always flip off the modem.

Table of Contents

preface xiii
INTRODUCTION 1
“PIRACY” 15
CHAPTER ONE:Creators 21
CHAPTER TWO:“Mere Copyists” 31
CHAPTER THREE:Catalogs 48
CHAPTER FOUR:“Pirates” 53
Film 53
Recorded Music 56
Radio 58
Cable TV 59
CHAPTER FIVE:“Piracy” 62
Piracy I 63
Piracy II 66
“PROPERTY” 81
CHAPTER SIX:Founders 89
CHAPTER SEVEN:Recorders 95
CHAPTER EIGHT:Transformers 100
CHAPTER NINE:Collectors 108
CHAPTER TEN:“Property” 116
Why Hollywood Is Right 124
Beginnings 130
Law: Duration 133
Law: Scope 136
Law and Architecture: Reach 139
Architecture and Law: Force 147
Market: Concentration 161
Together 168
PUZZLES 175
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Chimera 177
CHAPTER TWELVE: Harms 183
Constraining Creators 184
Constraining Innovators 188
Corrupting Citizens 199
BALANCES 209
CHAPTER THIRTEEN:Eldred 213
CHAPTER FOURTEEN:Eldred II 248
CONCLUSION 257
AFTERWORD 273
Us, Now 276
Rebuilding Freedoms Previously Presumed: Examples 277
Rebuilding Free Culture: One Idea 282
Them, Soon 287
1. More Formalities 287
Registration and Renewal 289
Marking 290
2. Shorter Terms 292
3. Free Use Vs. Fair Use 294
4. Liberate the Music—Again 296
5. Fire Lots of Lawyers 304
NOTES 307
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 331
INDEX 333

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-330) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
343.7309/9
Library of Congress
KF2979 .L47 2004

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xvi, 345 p. :
Number of pages
345
Dimensions
7 11/16 x 5 x 5/8 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3691799M
Internet Archive
understandingbus00mcgr_349
ISBN 10
1594200068
LC Control Number
2003063276
Goodreads
72016

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