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dc.contributor.authorLessig, Lawrence
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-19T15:04:26Z
dc.date.available2020-02-19T15:04:26Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2384/583086
dc.description.abstractThere is a public domain, but it is small, relative to its history, and it is shrinking. Digital technology will only speed its decline. And because most are oblivious to the particular threat that digital technology poses for the public domain, the prospects for reversing this trend are not promising. On the present path, the idea of the public domain will be as familiar to our children as the intergovernmental tax immunity doctrine is to our students. This loss of the public domain, properly understood, will be a profound loss for freedom and culture, or more precisely, free culture. It will also be persistent. For the mechanisms that will effect the elimination of this domain are not merely legal doctrines. The mechanisms are machines protected by the most powerful (if delicate) technologies of control that man has devised. My aim in this essay is to frame a way of talking about this public domain, and to map a strategy for its defense. The defense will come both from rebuilding the public domain, properly understood, and from crafting an "effective" public domain-meaning a free space that functions as a public domain, even though the resources that constitute it are not properly within the public domain.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectHistory Commonsen_US
dc.subjectLaw Commonsen_US
dc.titleRe-crafting a Public Domainen_US
dc.source.volume18en_US
dc.source.issue3en_US
dc.source.numberofpages29en_US
refterms.dateFOA2020-02-19T15:04:27Z
dc.source.journaltitleYale Journal of Law & the Humanitiesen_US


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