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Lessig, Lawrence

Works: 139 works in 355 publications in 7 languages and 13,575 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Comedy films  Exhibition catalogs  Experimental films  Internet videos  Film adaptations  History  Study guides  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Actor, Editor, Illustrator
Classifications: KF2979, 343.73099
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lawrence Lessig
Free culture : how big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity by Lawrence Lessig( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence Lessig, "the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era" (The New Yorker), is often called our leading cultural environmentalist. His focus is the ecosystem of creativity, the environment created around it by technology and law. To read Free Culture is to understand that the health of that ecosystem is in grave peril. While new technologies always lead to new laws, Lessig shows that never before have the big cultural monopolists drummed up such unease about these advances, especially the Internet, to shrink the public domain while using the same advances to control what we can and can't do with the culture all around us. What's at stake is our freedom -- freedom to create, freedom to build, and, ultimately, freedom to imagine
The future of ideas : the fate of the commons in a connected world by Lawrence Lessig( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The future of ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the Internet revolution has produced a counterrevolution of potentially devastating power and effect. Creativity once flourished because the Net protected a commons on which 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 possibilities that have implications for all of us
Code and other laws of cyberspace by Lawrence Lessig( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume traces the consequences of code as the law in cyberspace. It also discusses the paradigm shift that will transform the debate about the architecture of cyberspace
Remix : making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy by Lawrence Lessig( Book )

36 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The author of Free Culture shows how we harm our children-and almost anyone who creates, enjoys, or sells any art form-with a restrictive copyright system driven by corporate interests. Lessig reveals the solutions to this impasse offered by a collaborative yet profitable "hybrid economy". Lawrence Lessig, the reigning authority on intellectual property in the Internet age, spotlights the newest and possibly the most harmful culture war-a war waged against our kids and others who create and consume art. America's copyright laws have ceased to perform their original, beneficial role: protecting artists' creations while allowing them to build on previous creative works. In fact, our system now criminalizes those very actions. For many, new technologies have made it irresistible to flout these unreasonable and ultimately untenable laws. Some of today's most talented artists are felons, and so are our kids, who see no reason why they shouldn't do what their computers and the Web let them do, from burning a copyrighted CD for a friend to "biting" riffs from films, videos, songs, etc and making new art from them. Criminalizing our children and others is exactly what our society should not do, and Lessig shows how we can and must end this conflict-a war as ill conceived and unwinnable as the war on drugs. By embracing "read-write culture," which allows its users to create art as readily as they consume it, we can ensure that creators get the support-artistic, commercial, and ethical-that they deserve and need. Indeed, we can already see glimmers of a new hybrid economy that combines the profit motives of traditional business with the "sharing economy" evident in such Web sites as Wikipedia and YouTube. The hybrid economy will become ever more prominent in every creative realm-from news to music-and Lessig shows how we can and should use it to benefit those who make and consume culture. Remix is an urgent, eloquent plea to end a war that harms our children and other intrepid creative users of new technologies. It also offers an inspiring vision of the post-war world where enormous opportunities await those who view art as a resource to be shared openly rather than a commodity to be hoarded
Republic, lost : how money corrupts Congress--and a plan to stop it by Lawrence Lessig( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Harvard Law professor explains how being influenced by money overshadows the will of the people in the political arena regardless of party lines and offers strategies to take back the democracy from those with moneyed or corporate interests
Code by Lawrence Lessig( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Code counters the common belief that cyberspace cannot be controlled or censored. To the contrary, under the influence of commerce, cyberspace is becoming a highly regulable world where behavior will be much more tightly controlled than in real space."--Cover
Koch brothers exposed( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hard-hitting and revealing investigation of the 1% in America at its very worst, Koch Brothers exposed is the latest film from acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-mart: the high cost of a low price, outfoxed, rethink Afghanistan). From environmental pollution to their efforts to dismantle social security for working Americans, the Koch Brothers have launched a large network, attacking our American values. The Kochs operate oil refineries in Alaska, Texas, and Minnesota, and control 4,000 miles of pipeline. Koch Industries owns Brawny paper towels, Dixie cups, Georgia-Pacific lumber, Stainmaster carpet, and Lycra, among other products. Forbes ranks it as the second-largest private company in the country. Join Senator Bernie Sanders, Van Jones and Katrina vanden Heuvel in this shocking and dramatic investigation of how the billionaire Koch brothers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on covert attacks that destroy American values and corrupt our government
The boy who could change the world : the writings of Aaron Swartz by Aaron Swartz( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his too-short life, Aaron Swartz reshaped the Internet, questioned our assumptions about intellectual property, and touched all of us in ways that we may not even realize. His tragic suicide in 2013 at the age of twenty-six after being aggressively prosecuted for copyright infringement shocked the nation and the world. Here for the first time in print is revealed the quintessential Aaron Swartz: besides being a technical genius and a passionate activist, he was also an insightful, compelling, and cutting essayist. With a technical understanding of the Internet and of intellectual property law surpassing that of many seasoned professionals, he wrote thoughtfully and humorously about intellectual property, copyright, and the architecture of the Internet. He wrote as well about unexpected topics such as pop culture, politics both electoral and idealistic, dieting, and lifehacking. Including three in-depth and previously unpublished essays about education, governance, and cities, The Boy Who Could Change the World contains the life's work of one of the most original minds of our time"--
Pay 2 play( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If our political system is like a game of Monopoly, how can outsiders have a voice when only money speaks? John Ennis documents comical corruption, follows political newcomers, and uncovers intrigue in this colorful journey that connects the dots of Big Money in our ever-challenging election process
Freedom of Expression : Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the issue of fair use in copyright law. Artists, authors, lawyers, and others discuss the implications of creation, creative use, intellectual ownership, and public domain when it comes in conflict with established copyright law. Through news clips, film excerpts, music, legal cases, satire, and a wide range of other examples and illustrations, the concerns regarding traditional copyright laws' infringing on freedom of expression are examined and critiqued
Rip! a remix manifesto by Brett Gaylor( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this "open source documentary", web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age. The film centres on Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of Piracy? Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil's Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow, are also along for the ride. A participatory media experiment, this films's raw footage is posted at for anyone to remix. This movie-as-mash-up method allows these remixes to become an integral part of the film
Cut : film as found object in contemporary video by Stefano Basilico( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Republic, lost : the corruption of equality and the steps to end it by Lawrence Lessig( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Harvard Law professor exposes the most vexing problem in American democracy and offers a new plan to save our lost republic. -- Jacket
L'avenir des idées : le sort des biens communs à l'heure des réseaux numériques by Lawrence Lessig( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative economies by Lawrence Lessig( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freie Kultur : Wesen und Zukunft der Kreativität by Lawrence Lessig( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Golems du numérique : droit d'auteur et Lex Electronica by Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : " Le droit d'auteur, élaboré sur les fondements analogiques de la rareté du support, est remis en question par le numérique, qui s'appuie sur la copie, la réappropriation et le partage. Il a été adapté au rythme des innovations techniques de reproduction et de diffusion et peut conduire aussi bien au contrôle de l'accès qu'à la constitution de biens communs. Les processus d'élaboration des normes et standards techniques et d'extension des droits ont été pensés de manière indépendante, entraînant des tensions entre les industries culturelles et les droits du public. L'ouvrage propose un modèle techno-juridique de la régulation du partage de la culture. Fondé sur la lex informatica, il intègre code juridique et code informatique pour exprimer les informations sur les droits et élargir les catégories actuelles du droit d'auteur pour faciliter l'utilisation, la création et le partage non marchand. Ce livre est basé sur plus de dix ans de participation à la régulation juridique et technique du droit d'auteur. Co-fondatrice et responsable juridique de Creative Commons France au CERSA (CNRS Université Paris II) entre 2003 et 2013, l'auteure a pris part à la standardisation technique MPEG (ISO), à deux commissions du CSPLA (ministère de la Culture) et à des travaux de l'OMPI (Nations unies) avec le statut d'observateur en tant que présidente de Communia, l'association internationale pour le domaine public numérique."
Free software, free society : selected essays of Richard M. Stallman by Richard Stallman( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intersection of ethics, law, business and computer software is the subject of these essays and speeches by MacArthur Foundation Grant winner, Richard M. Stallman. This collection includes historical writings such as The GNU Manifesto, which defined and launched the activist Free Software Movement, along with new writings on hot topics in copyright, patent law, and the controversial issue of "trusted computing." Stallman takes a critical look at common abuses of copyright law and patents when applied to computer software programs, and how these abuses damage our entire society and remove our existing freedoms. He also discusses the social aspects of software and how free software can create community and social justice. Given the current turmoil in copyright and patent laws, including the DMCA and proposed CBDTPA, these essays are more relevant than ever. Stallman tackles head-on the essential issues driving the current changes in copyright law. He argues that for creativity to flourish, software must be free of inappropriate and overly-broad legal constraints. Over the past twenty years his arguments and actions have changed the course of software history; this new book is sure to impact the future of software and legal policies in the years to come
Code : version 2.0 by Lawrence Lessig( )

in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses cyberspace as a social community that is separate but built upon the Internet
Cultural environmentalism @ 10( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Free culture : how big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity
Alternative Names
Autor:Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig a Stanford Egyetem jogászprofesszora

Lawrence Lessig Abogado y profesor de Derecho en la Universidad Stanford, especializado en derecho informático

Lawrence Lessig Abogado y profesor de Derecho en la Universidad Stanford, especializado en derecho informático. Fundador del Centro para Internet y la Sociedad de la universidad, además de la iniciativa Creative Commons

Lawrence Lessig Amerikaans jurist

Lawrence Lessig amerykański prawnik

Lawrence Lessig giurista statunitense

Lawrence Lessig Juriste américain

Lawrence Lessig Juriste américain de notoriété internationale. Il est professeur de droit (C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law) à Stanford Law School (Université Stanford, Californie) où il a fondé le Center for Internet and Society

Lawrence Lessig US-amerikanischer Jurist, Professor für Rechtswissenschaft, Gründer der Creative Commons-Initiative

Resshigu, Rōrensu

Λώρενς Λέσιγκ

Лессиг, Лоуренс 1961-

Лоренс Лесиг американски академик и политички деец

Лорънс Лесиг

Лоуренс Лессиг

Лоуренс Лессіг

לורנס לסיג

لارنس لسیگ

لورانس ليسيج

লরেন্স লেসিগ

லோறன்ஸ் லெசிக்

ലോറൻസ് ലെസിഗ്

ลอว์เรนซ์ เลสสิก

레식, 로런스 1961-

레식, 로렌스 1961-

로런스 레식

レッシグ, ローレンス




English (166)

Chinese (14)

Japanese (11)

Spanish (8)

German (4)

French (4)

Italian (4)

The future of ideas : the fate of the commons in a connected worldCode and other laws of cyberspaceRemix : making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economyRepublic, lost : how money corrupts Congress--and a plan to stop itCodeCut : film as found object in contemporary videoFree software, free society : selected essays of Richard M. StallmanCode : version 2.0