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The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date October 1, 2002
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375726446
ISBN-10 0375726446
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
Explores the meaning of intellectual property in the new high-tech digital age, addressing the legal, social, and economic factors at work and provides a thought-provoking argument that those qualities that have made the Internet a dynamic force for creativity, freedom, and innovation could destroy the Intenet's potential. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
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1 edition from Random House Inc (October 1, 2001)
9780375505782 | details & prices | 352 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $30.00
About: Explores the meaning of intellectual property in the digital age and argues that those qualities that have made the Internet a dynamic force for creativity, freedom, and innovation could destroy its potential.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (October 1, 2002)
9780375726446 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Explores the meaning of intellectual property in the new high-tech digital age, addressing the legal, social, and economic factors at work and provides a thought-provoking argument that those qualities that have made the Internet a dynamic force for creativity, freedom, and innovation could destroy the Intenet's potential.

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