Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property

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Freedom of Expression® covers the ways in which intellectual property laws have been used to privatize all forms of expression—from guitar riffs and Donald Trump’s “you’re fired” gesture to human genes and public space—and in the process stifle creative expression. Kembrew McLeod challenges the blind embrace of privatization as it clashes against our right to free speech and shared resources.

 

Kembrew McLeod is professor of communication studies at the University of Iowa, ...

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Overview

Freedom of Expression® covers the ways in which intellectual property laws have been used to privatize all forms of expression—from guitar riffs and Donald Trump’s “you’re fired” gesture to human genes and public space—and in the process stifle creative expression. Kembrew McLeod challenges the blind embrace of privatization as it clashes against our right to free speech and shared resources.

 

Kembrew McLeod is professor of communication studies at the University of Iowa, author of Owning Culture: Authorship, Ownership, and Intellectual Property Law, and coproducer of the documentary Copyright Criminals: This Is a Sampling Sport.

 

Lawrence Lessig is professor of law at Stanford Law School.

 

This book’s documentary companion will be available through Media Education Foundation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816650316
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 3/21/2007
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 821,405
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword: An Ideal Lawyer-Citizen   Lawrence Lessig     IX
Introduction     1
This Gene is Your Gene     13
Copyright Criminals     62
Illegal Art     114
Culture, Inc.     171
Our Privatized World     225
The Digital Future     270
Afterword: Freedom of Expression     328
Epilogue: The Day I Killed Freedom of Expression     335
Acknowledgments     339
Notes     344
Bibliography     354
Index     369
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