Monday, January 23, 2006

free culture: "pirates"

Continuing my summary of Lessigs book

Ch 4: "Pirates"

If we define "piracy" as taking the value from someone elses creative property without the permission of the creator - "if value, then right"

Then, Lessig shows that these industries - Film, Recorded Music, Radio, Cable TV - are all "pirates" historically, to one degree or another.

For example, to escape from the patents granted to the inventor of filmmaking, Thomas Edison, the creators and directors migrated to the East Coast, California, and built Hollywood.


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