Remix

About the Book

For more than a decade, we’ve been waging a war on our kids in the name of the 20th Century’s model of “copyright law.” In this, the last of his books about copyright, Lawrence Lessig maps both a way back to the 19thcentury and to the promise of the 21st. Our past teaches us about the value in “remix.” We need to relearn the lesson. The present teaches us about the potential in a new “hybrid economy” — one where commercial entities leverage value from sharing economies. That future will benefit both commerce and community. If the lawyers could get out of the way, it could be a future we could celebrate.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Cultures
  • Chapter 1: The Cultures of our Past
    • RW v. RO Culture
    • Limits in Regulation
  • Chapter 2: Cultures of our Future
  • Chapter 3: RO, Extended
    • Nature remade
    • Re-remaking Nature
    • Recoding Us
  • Chapter 4: RW, Revived
    • Writing beyond words
    • Remixed: Text
    • Remixed: Media
    • The Significance of Remix
    • The Old in the New
  • Chapter 5: Cultures Compared
    1. Differences in Value — and “values”
    2. Differences in Value (as in $)
    3. Differences in Value (as in “Is it any good?”)
    4. Differences in Law (as in “Is it Allowed?”)
  • Lessons about cultures
    1. RO culture is important and valuable
    2. RO culture will flourish in the digital age
    3. RW culture is also important and valuable
    4. Whether RW culture flourishes depends at least in part upon the law
    5. The law’s current attitude is both destructive and self-defeating — to values far more important than the profits the culture industries
  • Part III: Economies
  • Chapter 6: Two Economies: Commercial and Sharing
    • Commercial Economies
    • Three Successes from the Internet’s Commercial Economy
      • Netflix
      • Amazon
      • Google
    • Three keys to these three Internet successes
      • Long Tails
      • Little Brother
      • Lego-ized Innovation
    • The Character of Commercial Success
    • Sharing Economies
    • Internet sharing economies
    • The Paradigm Case: Wikipedia
    • Beyond Wikipedia
    • What Sharing Economies Share
  • Chapter 7: Hybrid Economies
    • The Paradigm Case: Free Software
    • Beyond Free Software
      • Type 1: Community Spaces
        • Dogster
        • Craigslist: “Like, Peace, Man”
        • Flickr
        • YouTube
      • Type 2: Collaboration Spaces
        • Declan
        • Slashdot
        • Last.fm
        • Microsoft
        • Yahoo Answers
        • Wikia
        • Hybrid Hollywood
      • Type 3: Communities
        • Second Life
  • Chapter 8: Economy Lessons
    1. Parallel economies are possible
    2. Tools help signal which economy a creator creates for
    3. Crossovers are growing
    4. Strong incentives will increasingly drive commercial entities to hybrids
    5. Strong Incentives will push “sharing economies” to hybrids
    6. Perceptions of fairness will in part mediate the hybrid relationship between sharing and commercial economies
    7. Sharecropping is not likely to become a term of praise
  • Part IV Enabling the Future
  • Chapter 9: Reforming Law
    1. Deregulating Amateur Creativity
    2. Clear Title
    3. Simplify
    4. Decriminalizing the Copy
    5. Decriminalizing File-sharing
  • Chapter 10: Reforming Us
    • Chilling the Control Freaks
    • Showing Sharing
    • Rediscovering the Limits of Regulation
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Endnotes

Links & Resources

Chapter 1 - Cultures of Our Past

  1. Player piano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  2. Player piano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  3. JSTOR: Popular Music, Vol. 3 (1983 ), pp. 53-75 - cached
  4. Confronting the Mass Market: Thomas Edison and the Entertainment Phonograph (pdf) - cached
  5. JSTOR: Popular Music, Vol. 3 (1983 ), pp. 53-75 - cached
  6. JSTOR: Popular Music, Vol. 3 (1983 ), pp. 53-75 - cached
  7. JSTOR: Popular Music, Vol. 3 (1983 ), pp. 53-75 - cached
  8. Industry Statistics Sampler: NAICS 5111 - cached
  9. Industry Statistics Sampler: NAICS 515120 - cached
  10. Industry Statistics Sampler: NAICS 512 - cached
  11. Motion Picture Association of America - cached
  12. United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: ZOLTEK CORPORATION v UNITED STATES (pdf) - cached

Chapter 3 - RO, Extended

  1. RIAA Watch - cached
  2. BetaNews | RIAA Sues 261, Including 12-Year-Old Girl - cached
  3. BetaNews | RIAA Sues Deceased Grandmother - cached
  4. Sixth Wave of RIAA Pre-Litigation Letters Sent to Colleges - cached
  5. Federal Judicial Caseload Statistics - cached
  6. Copyright and Home Copying: Technology Challenges the Law (pdf) - cached
  7. The Recording Industry 2006 Piracy Report - cached
  8. Artists” earnings and copyright - cached
  9. Sony BMG to sell DRM-free music downloads through stores | InfoWorld | News | 2008-01-07 | By Peter Sayer, IDG News Service - cached

Chapter 4 - RW, Revived

  1. BBC NEWS | Technology | Berners-Lee on the read/write web - cached
  2. Technorati two years later - cached
  3. Sifry's Alerts: Technorati - cached
  4. Sifry's Alerts: Over 100,000 Blogs served - cached
  5. Sifry's Alerts: One Million Weblogs Tracked - cached
  6. Sifry's Alerts: State of the Blogosphere, October 2004 - cached
  7. About | Technorati Media - cached
  8. Sifry's Alerts: The State of the Live Web, April 2007 - cached
  9. Technorati Weblog: State of the Blogosphere, October, 2006 - cached
  10. Folksonomy :: Off the Top :: vanderwal.net - cached
  11. Technorati Help: Blogging 101 - cached
  12. Sifry's Alerts: The State of the Live Web, April 2007 - cached
  13. Some Examples -- Global Issues - cached
  14. Fake TV News Widespread and Undisclosed - April 2006 (pdf) - cached
  15. Fanfic Symposium: Winston Was Right - cached
  16. Misperceptions, the Media and the Iraq War (pdf) - cached

Chapter 5 - Cultures Compared

  1. Content is Not King - cached
  2. Keen's "The Cult of the Amateur": BRILLIANT! (Lessig Blog) - cached
  3. Internet Archive: Details: The New York Institute for the Humanities presents The Comedies of Fair U$e - cached
  4. Comedies of Fair U$e - cached
  5. Dickens . Life & Career . Serial Publication | PBS - cached
  6. Open Source » Blog Archive » The Ecstasy of Influence - cached
  7. Copyright and Home Copying: Technology Challenges the Law (pdf) - cached
  8. Jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  9. Louis Armstrong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  10. Explaining the Crackdown on Student Downloading :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs - cached

Chapter 6 - Two Economies: Commercial and Sharing

  1. The 2007 State New Economy Index: Benchmarking Economic Transformation in the States (pdf) - cached
  2. U.S. Census Bureau E-Stats - 2005 - cached
  3. Retail Industry ATG - Chapter 3: Examination Techniques for Specific Industries (Video/DVD Rental Business) - cached
  4. Videotape Rental - Background and Development - SIC 7841 - AllBusiness.com - cached
  5. Videotape Rental - Current Conditions - SIC 7841 - AllBusiness.com - cached
  6. Blockbuster Inc: Information from Answers.com - cached
  7. Blockbuster Inc. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  8. Welcome to TechNewsWorld - cached
  9. Netflix, Open up or die... - Engadget - cached
  10. Amazon.com: Information from Answers.com - cached
  11. amazon.com - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  12. Larry Page - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  13. GOOG: Key Statistics for GOOGLE - Yahoo! Finance - cached
  14. Netflix Online Movie Rentals - Rent DVDs, Classic Films to DVD New Releases - cached
  15. The Cornucopia of the Commons: How to get volunteer labor - cached
  16. The Cornucopia of the Commons: How to get volunteer labor - cached
  17. BBC NEWS | Technology | Google defies US over search data - cached
  18. Judge throws out Internet blocking law - Security- msnbc.com - cached
  19. Netflix, Open up or die... - Engadget - cached
  20. Netflix Prize: Home - cached
  21. O'Reilly -- What Is Web 2.0 - cached
  22. Skype End User License Agreement - cached
  23. Wired 13.03: The Book Stops Here - cached
  24. Contribution Patterns Among Active Wikipedians: Finding and Keeping Content Creators (pdf)- cached
  25. Who Writes Wikipedia? - cached
  26. Meetings/February 7, 2005 - Wikimedia Foundation - cached
  27. Netcraft - Web Server Survey - cached
  28. Project Gutenberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  29. Project Gutenberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  30. DP: Beginning Proofreaders' FAQ - cached
  31. [email protected] - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  32. [email protected] - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  33. Internet Archive: About IA - cached
  34. Clickworkers - cached
  35. Can Distributed Volunteers Accomplish Massive Data Analysis Tasks? (pdf) - cached
  36. Can Distributed Volunteers Accomplish Massive Data Analysis Tasks? (pdf) - cached
  37. Can Distributed Volunteers Accomplish Massive Data Analysis Tasks? (pdf) - cached
  38. Access : : Nature - cached
  39. Access : : Nature - cached
  40. Sharing Images -- Vannier and Summers 228 (1): 23 -- Radiology - cached
  41. The National Virtual Observatory (NVO) - cached
  42. About the Open Directory Project - cached
  43. Recipes, Food Photos & Discussion at Open Source Food - cached
  44. The Cornucopia of the Commons: How to get volunteer labor - cached

Chapter 7 - Hybrid Economies

  1. GNU Free Documentation License - Free Software Foundation - cached
  2. Linus Torvalds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  3. Wired 11.11: Leader of the Free World - cached
  4. Don”t Outsource Your Sales » Dogster Inc. Company Blog - cached
  5. Craigslist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  6. Craigslist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  7. Flickr founder: Creativity is human nature - CNN.com - cached
  8. Welcoming startups into Yahoo's fold / Web portal works to integrate the companies it has acquired - cached
  9. YouTube - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  10. YouTube is World”s Fastest Growing Website - Mashable - cached
  11. List of YouTube celebrities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - cached
  12. About Declan McCullagh's Politech - cached
  13. Yahoo! Groups : Directory - cached
  14. Yahoo! Answers - Home - cached
  15. Point System - Yahoo! Answers - cached
  16. Press releases/Bessemer Venture Partners Funds Jimmy Wales' Startup Wikia - Wikis from Wikia - Join the best wiki communities - cached
  17. Wikia Gaming Launches With 250,000 Articles - cached
  18. New World Notes: LAYING DOWN THE LAW: THE NOTARY PUBLIC OF THYRIS - cached
  19. State of Play Architecture submissions - cached

Chapter 8 - Economy Lessons

  1. RIAA - Key Statistics - September 13, 2008 - cached
  2. SSRN-Building a Reliable Semicommons of Creative Works: Enforcement of Creative Commons Licenses and Limited Abandonment of Copyright by Lydia Pallas Loren - cached
  3. Lonely Island - Creative Commons - cached
  4. Sun: Pay open-source developers | InfoWorld | News | 2007-05-07 | By Paul Krill - cached
  5. Access denied: A copyright battle - CNET News - cached
  6. The GNU Manifesto - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF) - cached
  7. ACIDplanet.com: Corporate: Terms of Service - cached
  8. Echo Station: Beware of Companies Bearing Gifts... - cached
  9. Anatomy of Aggregate Collections: The Example of Google Print for Libraries - cached
  10. SSRN-Property Rights and the Efficient Exploitation of Copyrighted Works: An Empirical Analysis of Public Domain and Copyrighted Fiction Best Sellers by Paul Heald - cached
  11. A Better Way Forward: Voluntary Collective Licensing of Music File Sharing | Electronic Frontier Foundation - cached

Conclusion

  1. Blogging is Booming - iMediaConnection.com - cached

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