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Common as Air by Lewis Hyde
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Apr 12, 2011

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A scholarly look at the concept of intellectual property and how it has been handled through the ages. Most people don't take an informed stance on this topic: they either adhere blindly to the legal restrictions surrounding intellectual property, or they ignore them entirely. Lewis Hyde rightly points out that this issue deserves more careful consideration -- from both sides of the divide. Hyde may not be prolific, but he is something of a literary genius... and one of the most impressive professors I had at Kenyon.

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