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Free culture

How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity

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

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Free culture: the nature and future of creativity
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The Nature and Future of Creativity

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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

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Free culture

How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity

This edition was published in by Penguin Press in New York.


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
55
Radio
58
Cable TV
59
CHAPTER FIVE: “Piracy”
62
Piracy I
63
Piracy II
66
“PROPERTY”
81
CHAPTER SIX: Founders
85
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

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