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Chapters 11 and 12 of “Free Culture” by Lawrence Lessig

My reading has two sections, the first talks about how both the music industry and piracy community have got bits and pieces of the situation, with regards to what is morally right, correct. Therefore, we need to create laws that … Continue reading

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Economic models and how they change

Increasing Returns and the New World of Business is an article about the ways in which economic models have changed over the past several decades to account for the drastic changes in the way that we develop technology. It talks about … Continue reading

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Paywalls and the Consumer

Nolan, C. (2005, November 3). Internet Fees Can Take a Toll. eWeek. Retrieved from  http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE|A139629949&v=2.1&u=inspire&it=r&p=PPMI&sw=w This source discusses the reasons that companies would wish to use paywalls on their websites. Sense of security and perception of value that are induced … Continue reading

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Prices of Performances Over Time

abagond. (2007, May 2). Money in Shakespeare’s time. Abagond. WordPress Blog. Retrieved from http://abagond.wordpress.com/2007/05/02/money-in-shakespeares-time/ In this source, Abagond(the blog author) gives the average wages of workers around the time the Shakespeare would have been writing plays.   Alchin, L. (2005). The … Continue reading

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A Free Economy and What It Will Do to Us

Shapiro, C. (2000). Will E-Commerce Erode Liberty? Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/AcademicJournalsDetailsPage/AcademicJournalsDetailsWindow?failOverType=&query=&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&mode=view&displayGroupName=Journals&limiter=&currPage=&disableHighlighting=&displayGroups=&sortBy=&source=&search_within_results=&action=e&catId=&activityType=&scanId=&documentId=GALE%7CA63035695& In this article, Carl Shapiro discusses the effects of the evolution of the internet on the privacy rights of most Americans. Throughout the article, he notes that … Continue reading

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Chapters Four and Five

Lessig, Lawrence. (2004). Free culture: How big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity. New York, NY: The Penguin Press. Chapter 4 Throughout chapter four, Lessig discusses how many of our modern media industry … Continue reading

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Chapter Two: “Mere Copyists”

Lessig, Lawrence. (2004). Free culture: How big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity. New York, NY: The Penguin Press. Lessig starts out the second chapter with a discussion of the invention of photography. … Continue reading

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