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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (148 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Boyle Narrator: David Stampone Publisher: Caravan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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Our failure to appreciate the importance of the public domain - the realm of material that is free for anyone to use without permission or fee - limits free speech, digital creativity, and scientific innovation, argues the author of this book. The public domain is under siege, and James Boyle explains why and how we must protect it.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 2/6/2014

    " Ok, a book about copyright probably doesn't sound very interesting to the non-lawyer, non-librarian audience. But, as James Boyle argues in this very accessible book, issues of intellectual property rights are becoming increasingly relevant to the average person going about her way absorbing and creating contemporary culture. Whether you're interested in music, literature, or biotechnology, you should read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 12/21/2013

    " Thorough discussion of an important issue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 12/21/2013

    " Interesting book - liked his premise towards the end where he compared the commons movement to the early stages of the environmental movement. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 10/18/2013

    " A very accessible book on the strange course intellectual property law has taken over the past 20 years. While Boyle has a clear agenda about the needs of copyright, the book provides strong historical reasons for his agenda and never gets bogged down in discussion of legal minutiae. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ramona | 12/8/2012

    " Inspiring, informative, easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danny Richardson | 11/27/2012

    " A fascinating and balanced view of intellectual property law, and the current issues being faced in this area. A reasonably easy read (although can occasionally get bogged down in 'law speak'). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan Mclellan | 5/1/2012

    " While still a text book and heavy reading at times, this was certainly the most moving non-fiction work I've read. Before I was even finished reading it I was scheming up ways to try to get it into the hands of more people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gareth | 3/25/2011

    " All about copyright, and how the laws being proposed and enacted today, if we'd had them in the past, would mean no World Wide Web, no Jazz, no Disney classics. Grr, big incumbent media companies, grr. I'm shaking my internet fist at you, can you see? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John steppling | 10/16/2010

    " Intellectual property debate.....the definitive discussion up to this point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rushay Booysen | 8/26/2010

    " A book around patents and who actually owns them.This was a excellent book and argues valuable points about the free domain.If you a creator of something of anything get a copy and delf into this book "

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