March 25, 2004

Free Culture is Free For Download

Larry Lessig's Free Culture is available here for download under a Creative Common's license. Today, it's No 2 under Technorati's most linked to book list with 14 links (No 1 is Richard Clark's Against All Enemies with 61 links and Al Franken's Lies has 11 links at No 3 but since I just linked to them all, I guess they will each jump by one...).

Anyway, while I'm unlikely to read the thing on say my Treo 600, not to mention the "big" screen (wo -- 21 inches of Free Culture!), but it's still fun to have it on my pda.

Posted by Mary Hodder at March 25, 2004 12:22 PM | TrackBack

Hm. The 2nd page of the PDF tells us about the lovely Creative Commons license, and then the copyright page (7 on the PDF) says "All Rights Reserved" and has a longish bit about not reproducing, storing, introducing into a retrieval system, transmitting, in any form or by any means without written permission of both the copyright owner and the publisher and that scanning, uploading, and distributing the book via the internet or any other means without permission is illegal and punishable by law. Penguin encourages you to support the author's rights.

Posted by: John Morse at March 25, 2004 04:14 PM

My word. You're right, John. Just checked my download on my pda and there it is. Thoughts Mr. Lessig?

Posted by: mary hodder at March 25, 2004 04:27 PM