Saturday, December 04, 2004

Free Culture

I'm an associate member of the Free Software Foundation, which means I give them some money to support their principles.

The other day I received a present from them: the book `Free Culture' by Lawrence Lessig. The subtitle is `How big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity.' One could take this as a summary of the book. It explains how creativity of the individual is supressed by US copyright law and new technologies.

The book is extremely well written. Its clear structure makes it easy to follow its argument. With lots of well worked out examples it illustrates its message. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in copyright issues and freedom of creativity.

See its website.

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