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Too much rehashing,
This review is from: Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy (Hardcover)
Just finished reading Lessig's latest book. I've been widely fascinated by his earlier work, but this one falls short compared to his other work on the subject of copyright in modern society. The first two parts is more or less just rehashing of old ideas, while the last part, about the future, is where the book really shines. More specifically it mentions five ways in which we can actually change copyright to make it better suited for the world we live in now.
He presents an interesting story about the problems they had in the southern states of America with racial discrimination. The problem was that if stores opened their doors to African Americans then they would be seen as pro-black and loose a lot of their original business. So in 1964 (!) a law was passed that made discrimination in public restaurants and other related establishments a felony. This changed the game completely. This reminds me of a law that was passed not that long ago in Denmark, that made smoking in the same kind of places a felony.
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Initial post: 22 Apr 2009 17:10:13 BDT
Perry Share says:
in rehashing his own material isn't Lessing just demonstrating the strengths and weaknesses of the re-use economy that he analyses!
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