The Future of Ideas

The Fate of Commons in a Connected World

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  • 出版日期:2012/11/01
  • 語言:英文
  • ISBN: 9780375726446
  • 字數: 139,230

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The Internet revolution has come. Some say it has gone. What was responsible for its birth? Who is responsible for its demise?

In The Future of Ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the Internet revolution has produced a counterrevolution of devastating power and effect. The explosion of innovation we have seen in the environment of the Internet was not conjured from some new, previously unimagined technological magic; instead, it came from an ideal as old as the nation.

Creativity flourished there because the Internet protected an innovation commons. The Internet’s very design built a neutral platform upon which the widest range of creators could experiment.

The legal architecture surrounding it protected this free space so that culture and information–the ideas of our era–could flow freely and inspire an unprecedented breadth of expression. But this structural design is changing–both legally and technically.

由哈佛大學法學院教授Lawrence Lessig於2002年出版的「The Future of Ideas」一書,已依Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical授權方式提供PDF版本免費下載;但由於更適合行動設備閱讀的ePub版本僅有紙本出版商製作的收費版(定價US$14.99),於是潑墨書房先將PDF版本重製整理為ePub版;除了完整包括原書近600個註釋、並修正原英文版的連結與錯誤之外,並同樣依照CC授權方式免費釋出。

(敬請注意:本版內容為英文,中文版洽談中)

在本書中,Lessig敘述網路時代為人類社會帶來的影響,並從西方歷史上曾出現過的「共有土地」(commons)觀念來分析Internet這個虛擬空間,作為一個創新平台的可能性,同時也從另一個角度深入觀察法律對網路資訊流通的正反兩面。

雖然法律保護了權利,但也會被有心人士透過專利與版權等工具,用來將網路資源據為己有、甚至導引創意發想的方向與用途,讓創新只為特定對象服務。

Lessig在本書中精闢分析了此一現象,並且提供了許多實例與思考方向,讓每天使用科技、沉浸在網路中的我們有更多審視與反省的機會。

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