Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig, stripes. ABOUT TOC Free Content Remixes J acket Notes Typos · Get It Reviews Publisher Contact. Welcome. Lessig, Lawrence. Free culture: how big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity / Lawrence Lessig. CULTURA LIBRE (Spanish Edition) [LAWRENCE LESSIG ] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Cultura libre es un libro fundamental para.

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In fact, “creators here and everywhere are always and at all times building upon the creativity that went before and that surrounds them now. Key concepts Commons-based peer production Crowdsourcing Gratis versus libre Open collaboration Openness Participatory culture Sharism Social peer-to-peer processes.

David Post argues that Lessig shows that “free culture” has always been a part of our intellectual heritage and illuminates the tension between the already created and not yet created. First defining and then pointedly critiquing a prevalent “if value, then right” notion of creative property, [22] Lessig emphasizes that American law recognizes intellectual property as an instrument.

Given the challenge of deciding whether photographers would need to get permission before taking aim, the legal system decided “in favor of the pirates This was in spite of the fact that “[t]he Statute of Anne [of tried to limit this by declaring] that all published works would get a copyright term of fourteen years, renewable once if the author was alive, and that all works already published He suggests that this balance has now changed and uses as an example Internet radio which he suggests has been burdened by regulations and royalty payments that broadcasters have not been.

Lessig focuses on a fair balance between the interest of the public to use and participate into released creative works and the need of protection for a creator’s work, which still enables a “read-write” remix culture.

All rights reversed Alternative compensation system Anti-copyright notice Business models for open-source software Copyleft Commercial use of copyleft works Commons-based peer production Free content Free software license Libertarian positions Open content Open-design movement Open Music Model Open patent Open-source hardware Open-source software Prize system contests Share-alike Video on demand.


Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Chimeras were discovered when genetic testing of mothers failed to match the DNA of a child. Lessig cites drug company lobbying in the U. According to Lessig, [t]he question is a matter of balance.

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It indirectly supports them by ensuring that follow-on creators and innovators remain as free as possible from the creators of the past by limiting how extensive intellectual property rights are. Lessig insists that the future of our society is being threatened by recent changes in US law and administration, including decisions by the US Federal Communications Commission that allow increased Concentration of media ownership.

In a free culture, innovators are able to create — and build upon past creations — without the worry of infringing upon intellectual property rights. The free-culture movement, with its ethos of free exchange of ideas, is aligned with the free and open-source-software movement. This section explores how the current law makes the use of new digital technologies, such as e-mailing a Comedy Central clips, “presumptively illegal”.

In the first, an example of “free culture”, he describes how aircraft operators did not have to abide by an old law that land owners also owned the air above the property and thus could forbid overflight. The internet is a bold challenge to the “natural limit to the reach of the law”, [28] and therein lies the quandary. Drawing on an argument Lessig made in Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace he applies the model of four different modalities of regulation that support or weaken a given right or regulation.

Copyright has changed from covering just books, maps and charts to any work today that has a tangible form including music to architecture and drama and software. The free-culture movement takes the ideals of the free and open-source software movement and extends them from the field of software to all cultural and creative works.

Many old “films were produced on nitrate-based stock, and nitrate stock dissolves over time.

Free-culture movement

However, congress continues to extend the copyright period. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Views Read Edit View history. Chapter 2 is cultuar discussion about the influence of technology on culture, and the legal environment that impacts its reach. Ashcroftwhich Lessig libge. It was then developed in Lawrence Lessig’s book Free Culture in Shortly after the service was launched several major record companies sued the company and judgement was later entered for Vivendi against MP3.


Lessig writes at the end of the Preface, ” On the one hand, copyright supporters indiscriminately recognize cultural content as sharing the same attributes as tangible property. The disparate features of a free culture and a permissions culture effect how culture is made. The issues for writings are not necessarily the same as those for software. Here Lessig argues that the law on file-sharing lesskg should be reformed and that any reform that attempts to limit file sharing in lieu of purchasing must also ensure it does not hamper the sharing of free content.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The Future of Ideas. Following leessig allusion he calls for an almost environmentalist awareness for the future of the creative environment. Collaborative writing Democratic media Open publishing Participatory media Peer review.

Will they do it again? Lessig emphasizes the role of copyright law, pointing out that as it stands, copyright law impacts all kinds of piracy, and hence is a part of the piracy war that challenges free culture. Shorter Terms In this section it is proposed that copyright terms should be shorter. Artificial scarcity Copyright infringement Digital rights management Gripe site Legal aspects of file sharing Mashup digital music videos Monopolies of knowledge Music piracy Orphan works Patents biological software software patent debate trolling Public domain.

In this section Lessig describes how innovators are being constrained and amongst the examples chltura uses he gives the company MP3.

A chimera is an animal e. Free cultures leave content open for expansion by others. For Lessig, the Internet is a “mix of captured images, sound, and commentary [that] can be widely spread practically instantaneously.

CC promotes sharing creative works and diffusing ideas to produce cultural vibrance, scientific progress and business innovation. Wiley 30 June