The Future of Ideas : the fate of the commons in a connected world
20 Ungluers have Faved this Work
Login to Fave
"The Internet revolution has come. Some say it has gone. What was responsible for its birth? Who is responsible for its demise?" "In The Future of Ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the Internet revolution has produced a counterrevolution of devastating power and effect. The explosion of innovation we have seen in the environment of the Internet was not conjured from some new, previously unimagined technological magic; instead, it came from an ideal as old as the nation. Creativity flourished there because the Internet protected an innovation commons. The Internet's very design built a neutral platform upon which the widest range of creators could experiment. The legal architecture surrounding it protected this free space so that culture and information - the ideas of our era - could flow freely and inspire an unprecedented breadth of expression. But this structural design is changing - both legally and technically." "This shift will destroy the opportunities for creativity and innovation that the Internet originally engendered. The cultural dinosaurs of our recent past are moving to quickly remake cyberspace so that they can better protect their interests against the future. Powerful forces are swiftly using both law and technology to "tame" the internet, transforming it from an open forum for ideas into nothing more than cable television on speed. Innovation, once again, will be directed from the top down, increasingly controlled by owners of the networks, holders of the largest patent portfolios, and, most invidiously, hoarders of copyrights."--BOOK JACKET.
Why read this book? Have your say.
You must be logged in to comment.
Rights InformationAre you the author or publisher of this work? If so, you can claim it as yours by registering as an Unglue.it rights holder.
This work has been downloaded 743 times via unglue.it ebook links.
- 235 - mobi (CC BY-NC) at Internet Archive.
- 231 - epub (CC BY-NC) at Internet Archive.
- 277 - pdf (CC BY-NC) at Internet Archive.
- Information society
- Intellectual property
- Legal Philosophy
- Political aspects of Internet
Copy/paste this into your site: