copyright ?

For two decades now, we’ve been waging a war on ourselves and our kids in the name of the 20th Century’s model of “copyright law.” Redefining the rudiments and concepts of Copyright, and challenging the flawed promises of artistic license, Lawrence Lessig maps a way back to the 19th century models of community sharing versus the promise of the 21st century with digital media and the internet. The values of sharing and creating outside the hegemony of corporate and state laws. With the advent and quantum rise of the internet set in contrast to the potential in a new “hybrid economy” — one where commercial and individual entities leverage value and resources by sharing and creating a new code for future economies. That future which will benefit both commerce and community. If the lawyers could get out of the way, it would be a future we could celebrate.
About the author 

Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the School’s Center for Internet and Society. Professor Lessig is the author of Code v2, Free Culture, The Future of Ideasand Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, and has been a columnist for Wired, Red Herring, and the Industry Standard.