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[ L ] Free Culture // Lawrence Lessig

Книга Лоуренса Лессига „Free culture“ с подзаголовком „How big media uses techology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity“ вышла в печатном и в электронном виде, по лицензии „CC:Attribution-NonCommercial 1.0“. Но самое весёлое — это то, что в качестве одного из электронных форматов книга представлена в виде вики, давая возможность вносить правки и обновлять текст практически на лету.

Вот тебе и „нео-паблишинг“.

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All creative works—books, movies, records, software, and so on—are a compromise between what can be imagined and what is possible—technologically and legally.  For more than two hundred years, laws in America have sought a balance between rewarding creativity and allowing the borrowing from which new creativity springs.  The original term of copyright set by the Constitution in 1787 was seventeen years. Now it is closer to two hundred. Thomas Jefferson considered protecting the public against overly long monopolies on creative works an essential government role.  What did he know that we’ve forgotten?

Lawrence Lessig shows us that while new technologies always lead to new laws, never before have the big cultural monopolists used the fear created by new technologies, specifically the Internet, 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. As more and more culture becomes digitized, more and more becomes controllable, even as laws are being toughened at the behest of the big media groups. What’s at stake is our freedom—freedom to create, freedom to build, and ultimately, freedom to imagine.

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