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Paperback $18.00

Feb 22, 2005 | 368 Pages

Ebook $13.99

Mar 30, 2004 | 368 Pages

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    Feb 22, 2005 | 368 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Mar 30, 2004 | 368 Pages

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“A powerfully argued and important analysis… surprisingly entertaining.” —The New York Times Book Review

“An entertaining and important look at the past and future of the cold war between the media industry and new technologies.” —Marc Andreessen, cofounder of Netscape

Table Of Contents


Chapter One: Creators

Chapter Two: “Mere Copyists”

Chapter Three: Catalogs

Chapter Four: “Pirates”
Recorded Music
Cable TV

Chapter Five: “Piracy”
Piracy I
Piracy II

Chapter Six: Founders

Chapter Seven: Recorders

Chapter Eight: Transformers

Chapter Nine: Collectors

Chapter Ten: “Property”
Why Hollywood Is Right
Law: Duration
Law: Scope
Law and Architecture: Reach
Architecture and Law: Force
Market: Concentration

Chapter Eleven: Chimera

Chapter Twelve: Harms
Constraining Creators
Constraining Innovators
Corrupting Citizens

Chapter Thirteen: Eldred

Chapter Fourteen: Eldred II


Us, Now
Rebuilding Freedoms Previously Presumed: Examples
Rebuilding Free Culture: One Idea

Them, Soon
1. More Formalities
Registration and Renewal
2. Shorter Terms
3. Free Use Vs. Fair Use
4. Liberate the Music – Again
5. Fire Lots of Lawyers
Acknowledgments Index

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