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5.0 out of 5 stars Right on the cutting edge of the debate, 14 Sep 2006
This review is from: Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity (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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