Essential to Lessig's story is the specific history of copyright law.
Lessig has written a very clear and entertaining book about copyright, piracy, and culture, filled with lots of real-world examples to make his points.
The Future of Ideas and Code were excellent in setting the context of the debate about intellectual property.
A very scary view of our society and legal system.
Unfortunately, it's true, and remains unchaged to this day. Read more
This is one of those books that's required for a college course that you keep and then recommend to your parents. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jeremiah
Not a bad idea, but its hard to like it too much when it feels like an alarmist conspiracy theory. Some of the examples used were a little fuzzy. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mary Finochiaro
This book is great eye opener to today's world of copyright law. Lessig shows how perpetual copyrights and corporate lawyers are destroying the future of culture. Read morePublished on July 20, 2012 by Robert
I needed this book for my Mass Media Law class. The school bookstore could not obtain enough copies for every student and I was one of them. Read morePublished on May 26, 2012 by VH1
The premise of this book is that copyright needs to be overhauled and reduced for the benefit of culture. Read morePublished on February 2, 2012 by Benlee Paul
Excellent book that shows how copyright laws in the country have become more of a barrier to the creative world rather than a tool that drives innovation. Read morePublished on June 29, 2011 by D. Garza
Free Culture: the Nature and Future of Creativity by Lawrence Lessig is available for $10.77 on this website. But why pay for it? Read morePublished on April 4, 2011 by artgrl
This review was aimed at addressing the 'historical impact of media' for my history class:
Author, lawyer, and Stanford professor Lawrence Lessig, in his book Free... Read more