Regalo de cumpleaños: The Future of Ideas por Lawrence Lessig

por davidgp el 12/04/2008

Lawrence Lessig es conocido por muchos por ser el creador de Creative Commos, una organización sin ánimo de lucro cuyo objetivo es la creación de trabajos creativos que otros puedan usar y crear nuevas cosas a partir de ellos. Este libro es un pequeño manifiesto de muchas de las ideas que están detrás de esa filosofía.

The Future of Ideas - Lawrence Lessig

De la contraportada

“A manifesto that shakes you up, making you aware of how much is lost when a culture turns ‘ideas’ into ‘intellectual property.” – The New York Times Book Review.

The Internet revolution has come. Some say it has gone. In The Future of Ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the revolution has produced a counterrevolution of potentially devasting power and effect. Creativity once flourished because the Net protected a commons on which the widest range of innovators could experiment. But now, manipulating the law for their own purposes, corporations have established themselves as virtual gatekeepers of the Net while Congress, in the pockets of media magnates, has rewritten copyright and patent laws to stifle creativity and progress.

Lessig weaves the history of technology and its relevant laws to make a lucid and accessible case to protect the sanctity of intellectual freedom. He shows how the door to a future of ideas is being shut just as technology is creating extraordinary possiblities that have implications for all of us. Vital, eloquent, judicious, and forthright, The Future of Ideas is a call to arms that we can ill afford to ignore.

“A breath of fresh air in a crowded field… This book is a public service.” – The New York Times.

“Lessig is one of the brightest minds grappling with the consequences of the digital world today, as deft and original with technical intricacies as he is with broad legal theory… The Future of ideas succeeds marvelously.” – The Nation.

“Lessig’s book will serve as an excellent guide.” – The Washington Post Book World

Sí, este regalo me llega un pelín tarde, pero es igual de agradecido.

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