Free books on intellectual property issues

I’m finally starting to poke around for useful readings about intellectual property. One of the highest profile writers about intellectual property in the digital age is Lawrence Lessig, a Stanford law professor (recently moved to Harvard) and founder of Creative Commons. Lessig believes strongly enough in the free exchange of information that he has made all his books available in free versions. Here are links to PDF files for Lessig’s books:

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World

Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity

Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

As I looked around for copies of these books I also came across a book of essays by Richard Stallman, the original champion of free software. It is also available in a free version:

Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman


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