The Future of Ideas (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Future of Ideas Lessig, America's leading thinker on Internet law, shows how corporations and other forces are using law and technology to control how people use the Internet. Accessible and forthright, this book is as much a guide to the history and laws of technology as it is a powerful warning of a serious threat to intellectual freedom.
- Published: 16 January 2003
- Format: Paperback 384 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780375726446 ISBN 10: 0375726446
- Sales rank: 132,878
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The Internet revolution has come. Some say it has gone. In The Future of Ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the revolution has produced a counterrevolution of potentially devastating power and effect. Creativity once flourished because the Net protected a commons on which widest range of innovators could experiment. But now, manipulating the law for their own purposes, corporations have established themselves as virtual gatekeepers of the Net while Congress, in the pockets of media magnates, has rewritten copyright and patent laws to stifle creativity and progress. Lessig weaves the history of technology and its relevant laws to make a lucid and accessible case to protect the sanctity of intellectual freedom. He shows how the door to a future of ideas is being shut just as technology is creating extraordinary possibilities that have implications for all of us. Vital, eloquent, judicious and forthright, The Future of Ideas""is a call to arms that we can ill afford to ignore.