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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,

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,, 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