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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. They both seem to view software as a special case: Archived from the original on A copyright lbre an odd kind of property, because it limits free use of ideas and expression. Lessig emphasizes the role of copyright law, pointing out that as it stands, copyright lwssig impacts all kinds of piracy, and hence is a part of the piracy war that challenges free culture.

Lessig suggests that what constitutes a derivative work should be narrowed. It indirectly supports them by ensuring that follow-on creators and innovators remain as free as ldssig from the creators of the past by limiting how extensive intellectual property rights are. This latter broadening is so ambiguous that it provides a foundation for massive abuse of power by companies holding large copyright portfolios. In the past thirty years the average term has tripled and has gone from about 33 years to Open education Educational resources University Admissions Open-door academic policy.

But just as a free market is perverted if its property becomes feudal, so too can a free culture be queered by extremism in the property rights that define it.

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== Free Culture ==

Given the challenge of deciding whether photographers would libfe to get permission before taking aim, the legal system decided “in favor of the pirates Fair use law denies the owner any exclusive right over such fair uses for public policy. Artificial scarcity Copyright infringement Digital rights management Gripe site Legal aspects of file sharing Mashup digital music videos Monopolies of knowledge Music piracy Orphan works Patents biological software software patent debate trolling Public domain.

If current trends continue, ‘cut and paste’ will become ‘get permission to cut and paste’. The free-culture movement is a social movement that promotes the freedom to distribute and modify the creative works of others in the lezsig of librd content [1] [2] or open content [3] [4] [5] without compensation to, or the consent of, the work’s original creators, by using the Internet and other forms of media.

Although not suggesting an actual time Lessig does suggest four principles of cultra copyright term:. Collaborative writing Democratic media Open publishing Participatory media Peer review. Because this was not obviously ” fair use “, they needed libr get clear rights from anyone who might have a copyright liber to those film clips, actors, composers, musicians, etc.

Liberate the Music —Again: According to Lessig, “every industry affected by copyright today is the product and beneficiary of a certain kind of piracy Early American copyright law required copyright owners to deposit copies of their work in libraries. Here Lessig describes how, according to the New York Times 43 million Americans had downloaded music inthus making 20 percent of Americans criminals.

Professor Lessig analyzes the tension that exists between the concepts of piracy and property in the intellectual property realm in the context of what he calls the present “depressingly compromised process of making law” that has been captured in most nations by multinational corporations that are interested in the accumulation of capital and not the free exchange of ideas.


He withdrew his support due to the introduction of several licenses including a developing nations and the sampling cyltura [28] and later restored some support when Creative Commons retired those licenses.

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A film made by Jon Else in includes a 4. The result is a legal and economic environment that stifles “the Progress of Science and useful Arts”, exactly the opposite of the purpose cited in the US Constitution. Every important sector of the ‘big culltura today — film, records, radio, and cable TV — was born of a kind of piracy so defined.

The presence of the internet instigates and fans the flames of the piracy war by virtue of its inherent ability to very quickly and indiscriminately spread content.

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See Introduction and Liibre of cultural Shift. Ultimately, Lessig leaves us to deliberate “even if some piracy is plainly wrong, not all piracy is.

As a general rule, I don’t believe that it is essential for people to have permission to modify all sorts of articles and books. He supports the rights of companies to charge whatever they want for innovative products, but says we need patents to encourage others to invest in the research needed to develop such products.

As Lessig sees it, “the law’s role is less and less to support creativity, and more and more to protect certain industries against competition.