Remixing Lessig

Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper No. 10-026

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

Edward Lee

Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology

Date Written: March 28, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Lee, Edward, Remixing Lessig (March 28, 2010). Chicago-Kent Intellectual Property, Science & Technology Research Paper No. 10-026; I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 41-66, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1579646

Edward Lee (Contact Author)

Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology ( email )

565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661-3691
United States

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