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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
by Lawrence Lessig
Edition: Hardcover

33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A seminal work, 10 Feb 2003
Lessig has a simple, clear style of writing. He explains complex issues well, simplifying but not over simplifying.
Both this book and his earlier book 'code' should be required reading for anyone interested in the impact technology has and will have on society. Technolgy does not exist in a vacuum, it can do good and bad, and Lessig articulates the threats that many of the freedoms we take for granted today face.
Lessig raises significant questions about the role of copyright and intellectual property generally in society. Has the Law swung too far in favour of media moguls and is now threatening creativity? In the rush to squash 'pirates' is the law undermining freedom of expression, innovation, creativity and fair use?
Lessig is a lawyer that understands technology and politics. He writes well too. A book that will be read in 100 years from now, assuming that we will be allowed to!


Information Technology Law
Information Technology Law
by Ian J. Lloyd
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear , concise and very useful, 26 Nov 2001
I've found this book to be well laid out, easy to read and useful for an LLM in information technology law. Extensive use of internet links makes it easy to find additional reading.
Makes a useful primer, but it is not short on details either.
if you are interested in this field, also look at Law and the Internet by Edwards and Waelde.


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