How Open Is the Future?
by Marleen Wynants, Jan Cornelis
Publisher: ASP-VUB Press 2008
Number of pages: 534
With the rise of the internet and the growing concern over intellectual property, this study provides an open, constructive platform for a wide range of lawyers, artists, journalists, and activists to discuss their views on the future of free and open-source software. By exchanging both complementary and conflicting opinions, the contributors look ahead to the evolution, prospects, and issues of sharing knowledge and ideas through technology.
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by Jessica Litman - Michigan Publishing Services
Jessica Litman questions whether copyright laws crafted by lawyers and their lobbyists really make sense for the vast majority of us. Should every interaction between ordinary consumers and copyright-protected works be restricted by law?
by Yochai Benkler - Yale University Press
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.
by Till Kreutzer - Wikimedia
The intention is to provide interested individuals and organisations with practical guidelines for the use and application of open content licences: How do open content licences work? How do I choose the most suitable licence for my individual needs?
by Lawrence Rosen - Prentice Hall
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.