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Website of the Week for April 12, 2004

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

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Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity, http://www.free-culture.cc/

The latest work by the well-known Stanford law professor, Free Culture is hailed as Lessig's most accessible books yet.

Lessig's affiliation with the Creative Commons, http://creativecommons.org/, highlights their work. "We use private rights to create public goods: creative works set free for certain uses. Like the free software and open-source movements, our ends are cooperative and community-minded, but our means are voluntary and libertarian. We work to offer creators a best-of-both-worlds way to protect their works while encouraging certain uses of them to declare "some rights reserved."

2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington