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Mark Helprin anticipated thathis 2007 New York Times op-edpiece about the extension of theterm of copyright would be receivedquietly. instead, within a week, thearticle had generated 750,000angry comments. shocked by hisyoung critics’ breathtaking senseof entitlement and appalled by thebreadth, speed, and illogic of theirarguments, Helprin realized howdrastically different this generationwas from those before it. theCreative Commons movement andthe copyright abolitionists havebeen educated with a modern biastoward collaboration, which hasled them to denigrate individualefforts. Digital Barbarism is Helprin’scogent, powerful, and passionateresponse to those whose selfishdesire to “stick it” to the “greedy”corporate interests controlling thedistribution of intellectual propertyundermines not just the possibilityof an independent literary culturebut threatens the future of civilizationitself.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
This book is the worst. he makes interesting points, which gets lost in his writing style, because he developed a new genre of non-fiction: Stream of consciousness non-fiction. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brett Currier
He confuses copyrighted works with real property, a common tactic of those wanting to extend copyright. Read morePublished 10 months ago by jay Johnson
This book reminds me of some of Chesterton's apologetics. Not all of the arguments are water-tight. Read morePublished 22 months ago by RCH
For those familiar with Helprin's fiction, this book will provide a fascinating insight to understanding the passions of those stories. Read morePublished on July 22, 2012 by Christopher Adams
I love Mark Helprin! He has an amazing way with words that is both engaging and informative. He's also brilliantly humorous.Published on April 5, 2011 by thebstt
Who would have thought that a book about copyright (and other things) could be so absorbing and a pleasure to read? Part of this is, of course, due to Mr. Read morePublished on January 19, 2011 by shiftingsandy
For some time, I have wondered what the big deal is about copyright. Even as a novelist with six books published, I didn't think there was much wrong if my work suddenly appeared... Read morePublished on March 10, 2010 by hrladyship
An inspired and beautifully written book. The ferocity with which its point is being missed is testament to the book's power--many realize they are being flayed, but they are not... Read morePublished on November 5, 2009 by Jacksonator
I'm no doubt setting the bar far too high. And I don't know exactly what to say about this book except that... Read morePublished on November 3, 2009 by David Light