Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking
by E. Gabriella Coleman
Publisher: Princeton University Press 2012
Number of pages: 268
Exploring the rise and political significance of the free and open source software (F/OSS) movement in the United States and Europe, Coding Freedom details the ethics behind hackers' devotion to F/OSS, the social codes that guide its production, and the political struggles through which hackers question the scope and direction of copyright and patent law.
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by Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine - Cambridge University Press
This book has broad coverage of both copyrights and patents and is designed for a general audience, focusing on simple examples. The authors conclude that the policy to follow is to eliminate the patents and copyright systems as they currently exist.
by Daniel J. Solove - Yale University Press
A fascinating account of how the Internet is transforming gossip and our ability to protect our own reputations. The author shows that the unconstrained flow of information on the Internet may impede opportunities for self-development and freedom.
by Marleen Wynants, Jan Cornelis - ASP-VUB Press
The book provides an open platform for a wide range of lawyers, journalists, artists, and activists to discuss the future of open-source and free software, the evolution, prospects, and issues of sharing knowledge and ideas through technology.
by Konnie G. Kustron - Bookboon
This book reviews many of the legal challenges created by the new technologies. Topics include jurisdiction; privacy; copyright and trademark law; trade secrets and patents; free speech, defamation, and obscenity; and cybercrime.