How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity
March 2004, 352 pages, ISBN 1-5942-0006-8 . Published by The Penguin Press, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY, 10014, 212-366-2000, www.penguingroup.com
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Stanford Law School professor Lawrence Lessig was the chief lawyer in the noble, but unsuccessful, Supreme Court challenge to the copyright extension act. This book presents his argument that expanded copyright protections erode the public domain and threaten artistic and intellectual creativity. The book is both an appeal to the court of public opinion and a call to arms.