The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
by James Boyle
Publisher: Yale University Press 2008
Number of pages: 333
In this enlightening book James Boyle describes what he calls the range wars of the information age - today's heated battles over intellectual property. Boyle argues that just as every informed citizen needs to know at least something about the environment or civil rights, every citizen should also understand intellectual property law.
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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 Stephan N Kinsella - Ludwig von Mises Institute
The author argues that the existence of patents, copyrights and trademarks are contrary to a free market. They all use the state to create artificial scarcities of non-scarce goods and employ coercion in a way that is contrary to property rights.
- Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Delve into copyright theory, understand the public domain or explore enforcement. The Handbook is concise reading for librarians who want to hone their skills, and for anyone learning about or teaching copyright law in the information field.
by Peter Suber - The MIT Press
In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is, how it benefits authors and readers, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold.