Monday, June 13, 2005

Free culture

For the past week, I have been reading Free culture by Lawrence Lessig. Lawrence is one of the forces behind the creative commons license. Reading on the computer is never an easy task, specially when one has to break often to digest what is said. I had known about the creative commons project for sometime, but never bothered to dive into the details. The whole argument behind free culture is pleasantly presented with real world examples and emphasis on how the incidents affected society and law. It is indeed, a fascinating read, concentrating on the different aspects of property and piracy, as it relates to intellectual property. Finding its basis on in Stallman's Free Software, it broadens the scope to cover the whole of culture.
A worth-it book, if you have enough butt glue to sit in front of the pc for the whole three hundred and fifty something pages.