Free Culture

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Free Culture

Postby sascha » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:06 pm

Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig (Creative Commons, EFF, etc.) is an absolute must-read (a PDF version can be downloaded for free - it's cc licensed),
I've never been a friend of IP laws, but this book shocked even me - it's depressing how much worse the situation has got in the past few years. It's a very well argued text (and in no way radical or extremist), so even if you were pro DMCA, etc. you should read it - it will probably change the way you think about contemporary copyright laws.

Maybe the ongoing Pirate Bay trail can change something - chances are minimal, but never say die!
Anyway, after reading such a text, writing open source software makes me feel better right away :-) (at least until they lock me up for violating some moronic progress-bar-whatsoever patent...)
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