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Description - Free Culture by Director Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics and Roy L Furman Professorship of Law Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig, "the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era" (The New Yorker), masterfully argues that never before in human history has the power to control creative progress been so concentrated in the hands of the powerful few, the so-called Big Media. Never before have the cultural powers- that-be been able to exert such control over what we can and can't do with the culture around us. Our society defends free markets and free speech; why then does it permit such top-down control? To lose our long tradition of free culture, Lawrence Lessig shows us, is to lose our freedom to create, our freedom to build, and, ultimately, our freedom to imagine.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143034650
ISBN-10: 0143034650
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 128mm x 18mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: The Penguin Press
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Director Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics and Roy L Furman Professorship of Law Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is a professor at Stanford Law School and the founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. The author of "The Future of Ideas" and "Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace," he is the chair of the Creative Commons project. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Cambridge University, and Yale Law School, he has clerked for Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court.