Freedom of Expression
by Kembrew McLeod
Publisher: Wikibooks 2005
Number of pages: 384
The book covers the ways in which intellectual property laws have been used to privatize all forms of expression -- from guitar riffs to human genes and public space -- and in the process stifle creative expression. Kembrew McLeod challenges the blind embrace of privatization as it clashes against our right to free speech and shared resources.
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by Lawrence Lessig - Penguin Press HC
Never before have the big cultural monopolists used the fear created by new technologies to shrink the public domain of ideas, even as the same corporations use the same technologies to control more and more what we can and can't do with culture.
by Thomas G. Field Jr. et al. - U.S. Department of State
Intellectual property issues are getting more and more attention these days. It is worth spending some time considering how intellectual property rights (IPR) developed and what role they play in achieving widely shared objectives.
by James Boyle, Jennifer Jenkins - Center for the Study of the Public Domain
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