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Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity
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Book suggestion, one that somewhat fits this group's title

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jdea | 2 comments I just finished reading the book Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity by Lawrence Lessig. I thought it was a very interesting book; it provided lots of information about the history and evolution of copyright laws, the expanding definition of [intellectual] property, and the need to find a balance between the rights of existing creators/copyright holders and the right of the public to create new things.


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Craig Edgmon (bohdie) | 6 comments Good book. If you are a bit on the conspiracy side,have a look at the following video: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?doci...

There is also a book by the same name. Where I am sharing the parallel is the control part and the degradation of creativity.

I am an advocate of the GPL and Linux. To me creativity is an expression and to me it is about choice and the freedom of choice.


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That looks pretty rad. What was the name of the book on hackers which was for entry-level people into the 'movement' whose author was interviewed on Linux Outlaws? That British activist woman...


jdea | 2 comments Evropi wrote: "That looks pretty rad. What was the name of the book on hackers which was for entry-level people into the 'movement' whose author was interviewed on Linux Outlaws? That British activist woman..."

Are you thinking about Becky Hogge and her book Barefoot into Cyberspace: Adventures in search of techno-Utopia?


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Durand D'souza (dldx) | 11 comments Apart from either chapter 3 or 4, I really liked that book!


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Mactk | 1 comments The obvious book that fits the group's title is

Literary Outlaw - The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs

Here the Amazon page:

http://www.amazon.com/Literary-Outlaw...

Hey, Fab:

Based on what you said in the podcast, it sounds like the name was an unintentional coincidence so I thought you'd like to be made aware of it since Burroughs is a fairly controversial figure.

BTW, for anyone interested in reading Burroughs, I'd suggest that you first listen to some of his spoken word recordings. Reading Burroughs is a lot easier once you have his voice and cadence implanted in your brain.

Here's a spoken word recording of one of his most famous excepts from Naked Lunch (NSFW):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ-p1w...


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