August 4, 2008  ·  Lessig

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This is (I expect) the last book I’ll write in this field. Dedicated to Lyman Ray Patterson and Jack Valenti, it pushes three ideas — (1) that this war on our kids has got to stop, (2) that we need to celebrate (and support) the rebirth of a remix culture, and (3) that a new form of business (what I call the “hybrid”) will flourish as we better enable this remix creativity.

I wrote this book last year. Many of the themes were described in 18 minutes in my TED talk. I am very eager to have it out.

You can get notified when it is out on Amazon.

  • SL

    Hey Lessig,

    I just pre-ordered Remix on Barnes and Noble, which will donate some of the proceeds of the sale to Creative Commons through this service called Goodshop. It’s not much but at least it’s something. I’m really looking forward to this book.

  • rafik

    Hi Lawrence,

    this book will be online for download like previous books?
    eager to read it!!

  • http://blog.georgetownvoice.com Will

    I’m excited. What topics are you doing for your books after this?

  • http://billso.com/creative-commons/ billso

    I’m looking forward to this book, but am sad that it will be your last on this topic.

  • http://www.inter-mba.org MBA

    this book will be online for download like previous books?

  • http://twitter.com/MarilynM Marilyn

    Just watched the TED talk. Really looking forward to the book. Would love to see a Remix Twitter stream once it’s out to promote these ideas.

  • http://xmlhacker.com M. David Peterson

    w00t! Can’t wait! :D

  • http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/yulelog Yule Heibel

    Just watched the TED talk — excellent presentation, very well put together. I totally agree with your closing point regarding the corrosive and corrupting effect of constantly living against the law (even if that law is an ass), and that this sort of corruption in the end can have a fatal effect on democracy, or on any sort of belief and a prayer, which democracy devolves to if it’s not upheld by laws. That way be cynicism, which is as bad as dragons.

  • http://www.nickterzo.com Nick

    Lawrence really looking forward to this book. Keep pushing the envelope on freeing creativity.

  • http://rebell.tv /sms ;-)

    preordered (greez from the german-speaking part of europe ;-)

  • http://www.psupress.org Sandy Thatcher

    Many of us in publishing believe, with Judge Pierre Leval, that transformative use is the heart of fair use. Your argument in this book would appear to be along these lines. What distresses us is copying pure and simple with no value added, for the purpose of getting something for nothing instead of paying a price in the marketplace; that, we believe, is theft and not sanctioned by fair use at all. I hope your book will acknowledge that distinction between “creative” and “duplicative” copying. By the way, at the end of “The Future of Ideas” you said that the distinction between commercial and noncommer4cial use cannot be sustained in the Internet age. So how come Creative Commons made this distinction central to the Creative Commons licensing scheme?

  • http://stuartbuck.blogspot.com Stuart Buck

    Congrats, Larry! The lead time in the publishing industry is unbelievable, isn’t it?

  • http://www.linkedin.com/myprofile?goback=%2Ehom Edward Asu

    Hello Larry, you might not remember me but I attended your (Law & Economics) class at CEU (1995-6 Session). After graduating with an LL.M. I went on to lecture at the Anglo-American University in Prague. I found your book “Code and other Laws of Cyberspace” quite enlighting and ordered a few dozens for my Cyber-Law class. I supplemented it with eBusiness Legal Handbook (Michael Rustad and Cyrus Daftary). I am looking forward to your new book. Albeit I am yet to read your new book, I agree that there must exist a healthy balance between “fair use exception” and “infringement” Ceteris paribus.

  • http://www.anthonycargile.com/ Anthony C

    I’m going to go ahead and pre-order it, I need a good book like this!

  • http://joygarnett.com joy g

    Wow, the idea of “hybrid economy….” so we can have our hollywood blockbusters and our CC remixes too.

    I can’t wait to read it Larry!

  • http://remix.vg Remix

    I love the idea of a remix society. Remix everything.

  • Linda

    Just watched the TED talk — excellent presentation, very porno izle well put together. I totally agree with your closing point regarding the corrosive and corrupting effect of constantly living against the law (even if that law is an ass), and that this sort of corruption in the end can have a fatal effect on democracy, or on any resimler sort of belief and a prayer, which democracy devolves to if it’s not upheld by laws. That way be cynicism, which is as bad as dragons

  • Lacy K. Solomon

    Thank you, for highlighting the fact that corruption and fraud is rampant in our society. Sadly this is seen in all institutiosn of our society: 1) home, 2) church, 3)school, 4)governmment 5)economy, 6)mass media 7)Medicine, 8)law, 9)leisure. Unocom: L. K. Solomon, President