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Against Intellectual Monopoly
by Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine - Cambridge University Press , 2008
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.
The Fight for the Future: How People Defeated Hollywood and Saved the Internet
by Edward Lee - thefightforthefuture.com , 2013
This book by Prof. Edward Lee provides a gripping, behind-the-scenes look at how people organized the largest Internet protest in history, plus the largest single-day demonstration on the streets of 27 countries of the European Union.
Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking
by E. Gabriella Coleman - Princeton University Press , 2012
Exploring the rise and political significance of the free and open source software movement in the US and Europe, the book details the political struggles through which hackers question the scope and direction of copyright and patent law.
Code: Version 2.0
by Lawrence Lessig - Basic Books , 2006
Lessig describes how managing copyright will have an impact upon every individual in the future. As we develop and share digitial content how we protect copyright will determine if the Internet will improve information for the global citizen.
Interfaces on Trial 2.0
by Jonathan Band, Masanobu Katoh - The MIT Press , 2011
This book -- a follow-up to Band and Katoh's successful 1995 book Interfaces on Trial -- examines the debates surrounding the use of copyright law to prevent competition and interoperability in the global software industry in the last fifteen years.
Controlling Knowledge: Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection in a Networked World
by Lorna Stefanick - AU Press , 2011
Who controls our access to information, and who decides what others have a right to know about us? Lorna Stefanick offers a user-friendly overview of the regulatory regime that currently governs freedom of information and the protection of privacy.
Digital Identity: an emerging legal concept
by Clare Sullivan - University of Adelaide Press , 2011
The first full-length study of digital identity in a transactional context, from a legal perspective. Clare Sullivan's analysis reveals a distinct, new legal concept of identity. This concept is particularly clear under a national identity scheme.
Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Information Economy
by Rodolfo Noel S. Quimbo - UNDP-APDIP , 2003
This primer aims to help developing nations define and determine their requirements for shaping appropriate e-commerce legislation, as well as corresponding regulatory and institutional frameworks that balance many complex issues.
Legal Aspects of the Information Society
by Malcolm Bain - FTA , 2010
Fundamental information for those who want to understand Free Software and how to contribute and benefit from it. Concepts like existing legal systems of software protection - copyright, patents, trademark, Copyleft and free licenses are covered.
Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law
by Lawrence Rosen - Prentice Hall , 2004
A plain-English guide to open source law for developers, managers, users, and lawyers. Rosen clearly explains the intellectual property laws that support open source licensing, reviews today's leading licenses, and helps you make the best choices.
The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
by Yochai Benkler - Yale University Press , 2007
In this thick academic book, Yale law professor Benkler offers a comprehensive catalog of flashpoints in the conflict between old and new information creators. An ambitious attempt to understand how the internet is changing society.
Law for Computing Students
by Geoffrey Richard Sampson - BookBoon , 2009
This free textbook shows the reader where in the IT-based business legal problems are likely to arise. The author aims to give computing students that kind of broad level of understanding of the law applicable to IT sector.
The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
by James Boyle - Yale University Press , 2008
In this book the author describes the range wars of the information age - today's heated battles over intellectual property. He argues that every informed citizen needs to know at least something about intellectual property law.
How Open Is the Future?
by Marleen Wynants, Jan Cornelis - ASP-VUB Press , 2008
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.
Free Software, Free Society
by Richard M. Stallman - Free Software Foundation , 2002
Essays on ethics, law, and computer software, written by Richard M. Stallman. The book includes The GNU Manifesto and new texts on copyright, patent law, and trusted computing. Stallman takes a critical look at common abuses of copyright law.
The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet
by Daniel J. Solove - Yale University Press , 2007
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.