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Publication Date: 
November 21, 2008
Source: 
Newsweek
Author: 
John Sparks
Professor Lawrence Lessig book Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy is reviewed in Neweek:

Stanford law prof Lessig is a veteran critic of America's copyright laws. He argues that corporate-inspired attempts to tightly regulate the use of words, ideas and images has produced a profit-driven perversion of the noble objective of protecting the rights of creators. In this latest offering, his zeal to convince the public that current intellectual-property rules are ruining our culture burns brighter than ever. Lessig charges the IP authoritarians and the media companies that sign their checks with crimes against both youth and art, and he offers his own approach to balancing the conflict between copyright and creativity.