Textbook: Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy
Author(s): Lessig
Reviewer: Lani Smith, Librarian/Adjunct Professor, Ohlone College
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Reviewer’s Summary I recommend this book for community colleges and university students as well as general interest. It is suitable for business, technology, art and law majors. This book details how digital technology has, among other topics, created conflict with existing copyright laws. In sum, the author proposes that we need to create a copyright law that leaves amateur creativity free from regulation. That regulation could be avoided most simply by exempting noncommercial uses from the scope of the rights granted by copyright. Amateur remix, he believes, should be deregulated (free).