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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