Books by Lawrence Lessig

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Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"A well-reasoned argument on the structural problems now paralyzing American government, with a less-convincing proposed solution."
Harvard Law School cyber-law expert Lessig (Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, 2008, etc.) turns his attention to what he believes to be rampant institutional corruption destroying American democracy. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 20, 2008

"In the best tradition of legal advocacy: a penetrating analysis; a moral appeal that addresses rather than dismisses commercial concerns; and a concrete, commonsense call to action that anyone with Internet aspirations needs to hear."
The nation's leading cyberlaw scholar denounces "copyright extremism" and boldly re-envisions intellectual-property law for the digital age. Read full book review >
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Released: April 1, 2004

"Provocative, and sure to inspire argument among the myriad lawyers who, Lessig hints, are the only ones who benefit from the current mess."
"A free culture, like a free market, is filled with property," writes a copyright expert. But, he adds, extremism in asserting rights in that property can kill a culture. Read full book review >
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Released: Nov. 6, 2001

"Part manifesto, part jeremiad, but all essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of creative freedom in cyberspace."
The fate of free expression in cyberspace hangs in the balance, avers Lessig (Law/Stanford Univ.; Code: and Other Laws of Cyberspace, not reviewed), who offers practical advice to save it. Read full book review >