Comments on: REMIX now ccFree http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/ Blog, news, books Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Eunah Choi http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-581 Thu, 21 May 2009 06:24:29 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-581 Thank you for all the people who made a plain text version of Remix available. I am enjoying Professor Lessig’s book greatly. I/ve read half of the book. I will post more comments about the book when I finish reading it.
Thank you.

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By: John Hilton III http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-580 Thu, 14 May 2009 16:04:41 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-580 @Pablo Rodríguez: I have some questions that I would like to ask you that might be better to discuss outside this blog. I tried to contact you via your website, but could not reach you. this involves researching what motivates people to make derivatives. If you would be interested in participating, could you please contact me? (should be able to link to my website via my name)…thanks…

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By: Pablo Rodríguez http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-579 Sun, 10 May 2009 05:55:48 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-579 Bloomsbury Academic seems to have released a new smaller PDF (2.1MB), generated using the MacOSX built-in PDF tool. The new PDF document doesn’t have weird issues with the copyright license (page 6).

Again, I’m afraid that I get more efficiently compressed output using Multivalent Compress:

java -classpath Multivalent20060102.jar tool.pdf.Compress -compat Remix.pdf

It is only 1.4MB and it has been uploaded to the Internet Archive.

Just in case it helps.

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By: Theo http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-578 Tue, 05 May 2009 23:55:24 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-578 From Facebook:

‘To Celebrate the Creative Commons launch of Lawrence Lessig’s new book, “Remix: Making art and commerce thrive in the hybrid economy”, Bloomsbury Academic are hosting a contest and asking you to remix any of Professor Lessig’s work!’

For details see this page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=71191382717&ref=mf

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By: Theo http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-577 Tue, 05 May 2009 21:46:23 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-577 @Pablo: I did not read comments yesterday and today, and thus did not know you had created a text file for Eunah. But during this time I also created a text file. It’s available at:

http://www.box.net/shared/ykpaf7u9b0

The significant difference is that, in this version, lines of text are not limited to 65 characters. In other words, paragraphs widen and narrow as you change the size of the window. The advantage is that this file might appear better on smart phones or ebook readers such as the Kindle. A disadvantage is that quotes and headings are harder to identify.

Anyway, thanks for doing this and for listing the tools you used. I used the “save as text” facility in Acrobat Reader and then search and replacing.

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By: Pablo Rodríguez http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-576 Tue, 05 May 2009 11:57:14 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-576 @Eunah Choi: you’re right. I’m afraid that the Internet Archive is problematic with pure text files. This link should work: http://www.archive.org/download/LawrenceLessigRemix/remix.zip. Remember that the file is not encoded in US-ASCII, but in UTF8. Don’t hesitate to comment again, if your Braille device doesn’t work with that.

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By: Noel Cody http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-575 Mon, 04 May 2009 20:46:09 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-575 @Eunah Choi Try clicking “full text” on the lefthand side, then copy/pasting that into a text editing program on your computer – does that work?

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By: A.J. http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-574 Mon, 04 May 2009 18:42:37 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-574 Prof. Lessig, I’m enjoying your book so far. But I’ve got one thing to gripe about.
You use the adjective “insanely” a lot. The kid is “insanely cute,” Ben’s reading “insanely careful,” reading comments “insanely difficult,” etc. You should cut the word. It’s overly hyperbolic and actually detracts from the effectiveness of your sentences. Cutting out intensifiers when you write usually makes your thoughts and ideas clearer and stronger than they would be with the intensifier in (which is counter-intuitive, but still.) I feel as though your editor should have caught this. Just something that caught my eye while reading.
Thanks to Rodriguez for the text file!

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By: Eunah Choi http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-573 Mon, 04 May 2009 16:32:12 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-573 Thank you for the link, but I cannot download the txt file. When I click the popup key and choose the option “save target as…”, all I can get is a nasty html file. Could you please provide a link that I can directly download the txt file? You can also compress the file in a zip format; it will make my download easier.
Thank you in advance.

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By: Pablo Rodríguez http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-572 Mon, 04 May 2009 16:12:45 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-572 @Eunah Choi: full text is available at the Internet Archive. It is a pure text file, but not encoded in US-ASCII, but in Unicode (actually utf8). If your device only works with US-ASCII, let me know and I’ll try to recode the text file.

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By: Eunah Choi http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-571 Mon, 04 May 2009 10:58:18 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-571 To Pablo Rodríguez,
Thank you for your comment. I need to have a US-Ascii plain text version of this book, so I can read it with my braille display device easily. No HTML, DOC or RTF, please. My braille device cannot handle those types of files.
Also, please make the CC license clearly visible in the txt file. As one commenter said in a post, I cannot find the CC license, but only the scary warning that says: “The scanning, uploading, and distribution of this book via the Internet or via any other means without the permission of the publisher is illegal and punishable by law.” That is why I asked Professor Lessig if I can convert the PDF ebook in to txt format legally. You have speculated that some text might be hidden in the PDF file as an image(of course, those images can never be visible to me with my screen reader!), the CC license might be only visible to sighted people. So, I want to read Professor Lessig’s book in polished, unabridged txt format. I want to read every word in this book as every sighted person is granted to read. I am annoyed when I discover that there is some invisible text in a PDF file which a screen reader cannot display and only my sighted friends can read the text and later ask me, “Hey, haven’t you read those words?”
Well, enough of it! Sorry for my rambling.
Anyway, I would like to thank Professor Lessig for making his works available as a downloadable eBook.
Sincerely,
Eunah Choi

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By: Noel Cody http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-570 Sun, 03 May 2009 17:42:56 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-570 I’d also be interested in a formatted text version of this. I have an interesting idea of how to remix the book and add some more value to it, but I need an easily editable version to do so.
@Rodrigo : Will you post your text version here when you finish it? I’d be so appreciative if you did.

I have been reading the PDF, however – great book! You raise many interesting points, and make great connections between intuitive ideas. Thanks for walking the talk and posting this up!

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By: James Sowers http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-569 Sun, 03 May 2009 07:55:25 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-569 Ah, I just bought this to do a paper for my legal studies class! Oh, well it was money well spent.

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By: Pablo Rodríguez http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-568 Sun, 03 May 2009 06:04:32 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-568 My previous message is also waiting for approval. It seems that I should not use my actual URL, since otherwise the comment will be moderated.

First, my website is down. I have contacted the technical support, but I don’t know whether the fix will take hours, days or weeks. Sorry for that, but I cannot do anything but wait.

In my previous unmoderated comment, I included the command to generate the more efficiently compressed PDF document, but I cannot remember whether the command was right or not (and I cannot check it). The right command is the following:

java -classpath Multivalent20060102.jar tool.pdf.Compress -compat Remix.pdf

The -compact generates a much smaller output (1.8MB), but it can be browsed only with Multivalent. With other PDF viewer the output cannot be rendered, so -compat is the option to invoke with that command to generate a compatible document.

Sorry for the noise. I only wanted to provide a better version, but it seems that technology prevented me from doing so without much noise.

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By: Pablo Rodríguez http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-567 Sun, 03 May 2009 04:20:13 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-567 Sorry, but my hosting service is not working. I contacted their tech support already, but I don’t know how long might it take to fix it.

Just in case anyone out there might want to generate the more efficiently compressed version, the following command was the one I used.

java -classpath Multivalent20060102.jar tool.pdf.Compress -compact Remix.pdf

It requires Java (>=1.4) and Multivalent.

Sorry for the inconveniences.

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By: B.G.Sanford http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-566 Sat, 02 May 2009 16:19:24 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-566 Thank you so much for your work and lectures. Sharing is all part of it . Is this not true?
I don’t know how I ended up on this site. I was just blogging and talking about my new book, “Beth:Love Along the Way…by B.G.Sanford,” and just released by Eloquent Books. It’s the story of one woman who overcomes all odds that life has dealt her, to find real Love……… Along the Way. It’s both an amazing and entertaining story, you’re sure to enjoy. And if you’re so inclined, it can be ordered off the internet or have your local bookstore to order it for you.
Good reading friends,
B.G.Sanford
http://www.eloquentbooks.com/BethLoveAlongTheWay.html

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By: Pablo Rodríguez http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-565 Sat, 02 May 2009 07:39:37 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-565 Thank your very much for releasing “Remix” free, professor Lessig.

Yesterday I posted a comment here that it is still awaiting for moderation. It contains a link to a more efficiently compressed version of the PDF file (2.8MB instead of 4.7MB from the original file). It seems that Acrobat Distiller 7.0 for Macintosh generates bigger output when not properly tuned (my guess).

Professor Lessig, I’m not especially interested in having my previous comment posted to the comments, but I’d like that you read it and consider replacing the Bloomsbury Academic original file with this new version. After reading my previous comment, you can delete it.

@Rodrigo Jaroszewski: not only are you allowed to make non-commercial derivatives from the original work, but also encouraged! Making also a podcast version (in Portuguese?) would be also extremely interesting.

@Eunah Choi: I’m working on a plain text version, but I don’t know what your requirements actually are. If you could explain those in a comment, it might be helpful to release a version more suitable for your purposes.

@ßingen: you’re right, I had also discovered that accidentally. It seems that Bloomsbury Academic took the PDF file from Penguin and added an image over the text on page 6 (or vi, depending on your PDF viewer) of the PDF document. Instead of deleting the original contents on page 6, Bloomsbury Academic they rendered that text invisible. Adobe Acrobat 7 select the image when trying to select something, but using other PDF viewers you can select the original text. And it seems that your PDF viewer cannot display the image with the new text. The image contains the text that reads: “CC 2008 Lawrence Lessig. This work is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License.”

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By: ßingen http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-564 Sat, 02 May 2009 05:06:32 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-564 Hi,

I’ve downloaded the book in pdf format and I cannot see the CC license. Which kind of CC license does it have? In which page can I find it?

Instead, I can find the following at the beginning of the book:

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Copyright © Lawrence Lessig, 2008
All rights reserved
ISBN 978-1-59420-172-1
Printed in the United States of America
1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2
de sign e d by m e ig h a n c ava naug h
Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be repro-
duced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means (elec-
tronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise), without the prior written permission of both
the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book.
The scanning, uploading, and distribution of this book via the Internet or via any other means without
the permission of the publisher is illegal and punishable by law. Please purchase only authorized elec-
tronic editions and do not participate in or encourage electronic piracy of copyrightable materials. Your
support of the author’s rights is appreciated.
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Thanks,

ßingen.

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By: Eunah Choi http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-563 Fri, 01 May 2009 19:06:25 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-563 By the way, Professor Lessig, when you made your great book, Free Culture, available for free as a PDF ebook in 2004, someone uploaded a txt version of your book, which I downloaded and read with my braille display device. The reading was a rewarding experience. I especially enjoyed Chapter 6, where you talk about the copyright laws in England in the 17th and 18th century. I would be pleased if I can read your enthralling work in braille again without having to deal with all the difficulties converting PDF files into plain text files. Could some on this blog convert this PDF file and make a polished plain text version?
Sincerely,
Eunah Choi

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By: Eunah Choi http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-562 Fri, 01 May 2009 18:54:34 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-562 Dear Proffessor Lessig,
Thank you for making your work available for free to share. But I have one question: is it legal to request someone to make a plain text version of your book Remix, which is only available as a PDF format? I am a blind girl, and it’s really cumbersome to read PDF files using my screen reader. I prefer a txt format of a document because I can easily read it using my braille display device.
Anyway, thank you for sharing your work with the world.
From Seoul, South Korea,
Eunah Choi

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By: Lynn http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-561 Fri, 01 May 2009 15:04:23 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-561 Thanks for making this book available! I have really appreciated your writing and lectures. One of my profs assigned The Future of Ideas in college and I have been a fan ever since.

Just don’t get swine flu! It’s spreading like the movie Outbreak! http://www.swine-flu-map-animation.com/

We need you around!

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By: Lynn http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-560 Fri, 01 May 2009 15:03:56 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-560 Thanks for making this book available! I have really appreciated your writing and lectures. One of my profs assigned The Future of Ideas in college and I have been a fan ever since.

Just don’t get swine flu! It’s spreading like the movie Outbreak! http://www.swine-flu-map-animation.com/

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By: John Hilton III http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-559 Fri, 01 May 2009 13:12:01 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-559 Thanks Larry for making this available. You are a great example of being willing to share your work with others. I’ve been researching how free digital versions affect print sales, and I think it’s courageous and exemplary for you to do so. Thank you!

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By: John Keehler http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-558 Fri, 01 May 2009 12:25:14 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-558 Link isn’t working for me…

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By: Fabio Fernandes http://www.lessig.org/2009/04/remix-now-ccfree/#comment-557 Fri, 01 May 2009 11:02:46 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2009/04/remix_now_ccfree.html#comment-557 Great! Thank you very much!

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