I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 41-66, 2010
29 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2010 Last revised: 22 May 2010
Date Written: March 28, 2010
This book review analyzes - and remixes - Lawrence Lessig's last copyright-related book, "Remix." It takes the central ideas, including some quotations, from Remix, and transforms them with some new examples and commentary of my own. Part I summarizes and critiques Lessig’s discussion of (1) the remix and read-write (RW) culture, and (2) its relationship to the sharing, commercial, and hybrid economies. Part II discusses some of Lessig’s reform proposals for our copyright system to foster a remix culture.
Keywords: Lessig, Remix, Creative Commons, Mashup, User-Generated Content, UGC, Copyright, Copyright Reform, PS22 Chorus, YouTube, Yelp, Hybrid Economy, Read Write
JEL Classification: K10, K12, K19, K20, K41, K42, L82, L86, O30, O34
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