The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World

The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World

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by Lawrence Lessig
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0375726446

ISBN-13: 9780375726446

Pub. Date: 10/22/2002

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

The Internet revolution has come. Some say it has gone. In The Future of Ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the revolution has produced a counterrevolution of potentially devastating power and effect. Creativity once flourished because the Net protected a commons on which widest range of innovators could experiment. But now, manipulating the law for their

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The Internet revolution has come. Some say it has gone. In The Future of Ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the revolution has produced a counterrevolution of potentially devastating power and effect. Creativity once flourished because the Net protected a commons on which widest range of innovators could experiment. But now, manipulating the law for their own purposes, corporations have established themselves as virtual gatekeepers of the Net while Congress, in the pockets of media magnates, has rewritten copyright and patent laws to stifle creativity and progress.

Lessig weaves the history of technology and its relevant laws to make a lucid and accessible case to protect the sanctity of intellectual freedom. He shows how the door to a future of ideas is being shut just as technology is creating extraordinary possibilities that have implications for all of us. Vital, eloquent, judicious and forthright, The Future of Ideas is a call to arms that we can ill afford to ignore.

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ISBN-13:
9780375726446
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/22/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
985,459
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
El profesor Lessig realizó un magnífico trabajo. El libro es de muy fácil lectura, hay muchos ejemplos y jurisprudencia acerca de la irrupción de Internet y la relación con la Ciencia Jurídica
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Future of Ideas takes a broad look at the factors that could ruin the internet as a source of innovation. Dr Lessig does his usual excellent job of explaining the slippery and sometimes counterintuitive concepts that underlie the tension between individual and community rights as they affect the internet. The two areas which receive particular examination are telecommunications and copyright law. One concern is that, more and more, copyright and patent laws are being used to block competition and suppress innovation. The other main concern of the book is that the move to broadband brings us into uncharted legal territory where historical protections against monopolies and government interference haven¿t yet been clearly established.