Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property
the topics of my blog posts have often veered in this direction, and hopefully the big-ol' book review/report will be the culmination of such mental meanderings.
i plan on reading Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property by Kembrew McLeod. this popped up in an amazon search while i was purchasing Lawrence Lessig's Free Culture (highly recommended) as a gift for a family member (Lessig wrote the intro).
i'm still sorting out the myriad ways that the corporate locking down of intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks and such) overlaps and intersects with the digital divide, but making any content less free of proprietary restraints can easily bee seen as a hinderance to closing the digital divide.
i have yet to crack the book, but i'm pretty sure (if the reviews are any indication) that this is going to be a very enlightening read and that viewing it from the context of this class will produce rewarding results.