Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity

Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity

by Lawrence Lessig
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Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Jameson-K More than 1 year ago
'Free Culture' by Lawrence Lessig explores the expanding copyright power since 1974 in five key points: duration, scope, control, reach, and concentration and integration of the media industry. The novel also exposes how the media uses legal issues to limit competition in their own field of work. Important themes throughout the novel are piracy, property, and privacy; because the book does not stray far from the main point. Another relevant theme would include injustice as some companies schemed their way to the top. Personally I liked how this book highlighted the injustices marked by larger corporations and how supposedly 'negative' discrepancies actually benefit the 'victimized' corporations. However, this book lacks the imagination to capture the readers attention as nearly the entire book is very statistical. This book would still capture the attention of anyone who is interested in corruption in anything used in day-to-day life. The writing style in this book, as i have stated previously, is very statistical and uses almost a federal level of diction and the whole novel seems full of examples of situations regarding copyright laws instead of explaining the subtitle of the book, "How big media uses technology to lock down culture and control creativity". People who would not like this book include people who are interested in a story line with a plot, or someone who likes traditional non-fiction novels. This book is one of the few that i have read that should not be made into a movie, to answer a popular question. If anything this book could be constructed into an educational film or a documentary but this book is made for anything but a mass entertainment screen. Given these claims this book would be fantastic for school curriculum as it shows students that the world is very corrupt and now everything can be fair in life.