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ALSO BY LAWRENCE LESSIG The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World Code: And Other Laws of Cyberspace

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FREE CULTURE HOW BIG MEDIA USES TECHNOLOGY AND THE HOW BIG MEDIA USES TECHNOLOGY AND LAW TO LOCK DOWN CULTURE AND CONTROL THE LAW TO LOCK DOWN CULTURE CREATIVITY AND CONTROL CREATIVITY LAWRENCE LESSIG

THE PENGUIN PRESS a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 375 Hudson Street New York, New York Copyright Lawrence Lessig, All rights reserved Excerpt from an editorial titled "The Coming of Copyright Perpetuity," The New York Times, January 16, 2003. Copyright 2003 by The New York Times Co. Reprinted with permission. Cartoon by Paul Conrad on page 159. Copyright Tribune Media Services, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. Diagram on page 164 courtesy of the office of FCC Commissioner, Michael J. Copps. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Lessig, Lawrence. Free culture : how big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity / Lawrence Lessig. p. cm. Includes index. ISBN 1-59420-006-8 (hardcover) 1. Intellectual property--United States. 2. Mass media--United States. 3. Technological innovations--United States. 4. Art--United States. I. Title. KF2979.L47 343.7309'9--dc22 This book is printed on acid-free paper. Printed in the United States of America 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 Designed by Marysarah Quinn Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise), without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book. The scanning, uploading, and distribution of this book via the Internet or via any other means without the permission of the publisher is illegal and punishable by law. Please purchase only authorized electronic editions and do not participate in or encourage electronic piracy of copyrighted materials. Your support of the author's rights is appreciated.

To Eric Eldred--whose work first drew me to this cause, and for whom it continues still.

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