9. Sum up Lessig’s overall argument.
OOK so obviously there are a lot of different aspects of Lessig’s argument, however I have narrowed it down to this:
- The need for a new “hybrid economy.”
- The progression of culture relies on remix culture/the remix process.
- The war on copyright law must be stopped/ copyright law must be changed before we lose a whole generation of kids.
Here’s a couple quotes to help kinda sum it up too….
–The present teaches us about the potential in a new “hybrid economy” — one where commercial entities leverage value from sharing economies. That future will benefit both commerce and community. If the lawyers could get out of the way, it could be a future we could celebrate.
–the health, progress, and wealth creation of a culture is fundamentally tied to this participatory remix process.
–“Creative work is a ‘public good’–meaning that (1) once it is shared, anyone can consume it without reducing the amount anyone else has; and (2) it is hard to restrict anyone from consuming it once it is available to all” (289).
–”Throughout this book, I have argued that this decade’s work has convinced me that this war is causing great harm to our society. Not only from losses in innovation. Not only from the stifling of certain kinds of creativity. Not only because it unjustifiably limits constitutionally guaranteed freedoms. But also, and most important, because it is corrupting a whole generation of our kids. We wage war against our children, and our children will become the enemy” (293).
12. What do each of these mean and how do they connect to one, or more, of Lessig’s 5 shifts?
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