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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (1 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0143034650
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143034650
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. South on 14 Sept. 2006
Format: Paperback
There's been a lot of talk about file sharing and copyright theft. But usually it's big greedy corporations talking about the public stealing its assets like we are going in and taking their desks. But what this book talks about is what I've upheld for some time, that copyright law should be all about protecting the creators rights, not the rights of the traditional megalithic distribution networks who basically contribute nothing to the creation of the works they claim to protect.

Wonderful stuff, well presented, cogent, relevant and totally absorbing. Lush historical perspective on how Hollywood and the music business were born from exactly the kind of piracy they now claim to be fighting against. Read the bit about how if P2P was having the impact that the record business claims that their drop in profits would be 100% not 7%. Brilliant!

A tour de force, and I don't say that about many things.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Smith on 4 Feb. 2009
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This will educate you and open your eyes....it is one of the cheapest but innovative version of the story of copyright culture which has grown out of control. Originally intended to protect the artist this law is now being used to keep the pockets lined of fat multinational conglomerate companies. Whilst criminalising alot of children, the law has failed to respond to changes in technology such as the internet which has allowed for new forms of creativity which have made the old laws insubstatial.
It recognises a shift from when the laws were created with a balance to protect businesses but also the people.
Laws that protect the interest of large businesses have been pushed into evolution by pressure from these firms, but those to protect the people are not. And remain unchanged and therfore unequipped to protect those it was originally created to protect. Where does this leave us?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Oct. 2004
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Casual and accessible book with interesting stories from the history of copyright. If you enjoyed "Code" and "The future of ideas" you will like this one. It is not a typical legal text book, but I found it very useful as Lessig helps you see copyright in a different perspective. Enjoyable anecdotes!
Useful for both non-lawyers and lawyers.
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