Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property (Paperback)
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Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property (Paperback)

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Paperback 392 Pages / Published: 08/03/2007
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In 1998 the author, a professional prankster, trademarked the phrase "freedom of expression" to show how the expression of ideas was being restricted. Now he uses intellectual property law as the focal point to show how economic concerns are seriously eroding creativity and free speech.

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816650316
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Praise for "Freedom of Expression(R)
"A very funny treatment of an increasingly serious problem: the use of intellectual property rights in ways that suppress instead of foster creativity."
--William Fisher, Hale and Dorr Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Harvard University
"Freedom of Expression is one of the "sharpest weapons in the culture wars being waged over the extensive protections now accorded to intellectual property. A lively read, the book brims with humor, juicy examples, and the voices of those whose creativity is threatened and endangered. If you had any doubts about the way intellectual property is shaping popular culture, Kembrew McLeod will dispel them. The privatization of culture has found its most trenchant critic."
--Rosemary Coombe, author of "The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties
"People, this is it.... A must-read for anyone who wants to actually change the way digital culture operates."
--Paul D. Miller aka. Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid
"The ability of creators to parlay their expressive efforts with technology falls within a battleground that accountants, lawyers, and lawmakers dictate with barbed boundaries. That's as impossible as owning the air itself, which Kembrew McLeod states and identifies clearly."
--Chuck D, Public Enemy
"Professor McLeod's book should be required reading for anyone concerned with having free speech and free press as the trademarks of Rupert Murdoch, Wall Street and the kingpins of Madison Avenue. The stakes are somewhat high -- like the future of our society."
--Robert W. McChesney, author of "The Problem of the Media
"Kembrew McLeod has written a lively and funny book aboutlife in the age of Intellectual Property Madness. In the spirit of Woody Guthrie himself, this book is your book."
--Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of "The Anarchist in the Library
Praise for "Freedom of Expression(R)"
"A very funny treatment of an increasingly serious problem: the use of intellectual property rights in ways that suppress instead of foster creativity."
--William Fisher, Hale and Dorr Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Harvard University
"Freedom of Expression is one of the "sharpest" weapons in the culture wars being waged over the extensive protections now accorded to intellectual property. A lively read, the book brims with humor, juicy examples, and the voices of those whose creativity is threatened and endangered. If you had any doubts about the way intellectual property is shaping popular culture, Kembrew McLeod will dispel them. The privatization of culture has found its most trenchant critic."
--Rosemary Coombe, author of "The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties"
"People, this is it.... A must-read for anyone who wants to actually change the way digital culture operates."
--Paul D. Miller aka. Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid
"The ability of creators to parlay their expressive efforts with technology falls within a battleground that accountants, lawyers, and lawmakers dictate with barbed boundaries. That's as impossible as owning the air itself, which Kembrew McLeod states and identifies clearly."
--Chuck D, Public Enemy
"Professor McLeod's book should be required reading for anyone concerned with having free speech and free press as the trademarks of Rupert Murdoch, Wall Street and the kingpins of Madison Avenue. The stakes are somewhat high -- like the future of our society."
--Robert W. McChesney, author of "The Problem of the Media"
"Kembrew McLeod has written a lively and funny bookabout life in the age of Intellectual Property Madness. In the spirit of Woody Guthrie himself, this book is your book."
--Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of "The Anarchist in the Library"

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