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 Hector Postigo - The MIT Press
Drawing on social movement theory and science and technology studies, the author Hector Postigo presents case studies of resistance to increased control over digital media, describing a host of tactics that range from hacking to lobbying.
by Kembrew McLeod - Wikibooks
The book covers the ways in which intellectual property laws have been used to privatize all forms of expression. Kembrew McLeod challenges the blind embrace of privatization as it clashes against our right to free speech and shared resources.
- 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.