Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property

Freedom of Expression: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property

Univ Of Minnesota Press
9780816650316
0816650314
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Book Description

Freedom of Expression® covers the ways in which intellectual property laws have been used to privatize all forms of expression—from guitar riffs and Donald Trump’s “you’re fired” gesture to human genes and public space—and in the process stifle creative expression. Kembrew McLeod challenges the blind embrace of privatization as it clashes against our right to free speech and shared resources.

Kembrew McLeod is professor of communication studies at the University of Iowa, author of Owning Culture: Authorship, Ownership, and Intellectual Property Law, and coproducer of the documentary Copyright Criminals: This Is a Sampling Sport.

Lawrence Lessig is professor of law at Stanford Law School.

This book’s documentary companion will be available through Media Education Foundation.