Free Culture

Author: Lawrence Lessig

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365294617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Lawrence Lessig, “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era”, masterfully argues that never before in human history has the power to control creative progress been so concentrated in the hands of the powerful few, the so-called Big Media. Never before have the cultural powers- that-be been able to exert such control over what we can and can’t do with the culture around us. Our society defends free markets and free speech; why then does it permit such top-down control? To lose our long tradition of free culture, Lawrence Lessig shows us, is to lose our freedom to create, our freedom to build, and, ultimately, our freedom to imagine.

Freie Kultur

Wesen und Zukunft der Kreativität

Author: Lawrence Lessig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937514154

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Page: 304

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"Decision. A Review of Free Culture" - Eine Zeitschrift zwischen Literatur und Tagespolitik

Author: Juliane Schicker

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638870685

Category:

Page: 64

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1, Otto-von-Guericke-Universitat Magdeburg (Institut fur fremdsprachliche Philologien), Veranstaltung: Journalism and Imaginative Writing in the U.S.A., 9 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: [...] Manns Ziel, eine literarische Revue mit Erfolg herauszubringen war ein zweites Mal, nach der eingestellten Sammlung, gescheitert. Es sollte auch der letzte Versuch blei-ben, da sich Mann danach nur zeitweise durch die Eingliederung in die Armee von seiner Todessehnsucht abwenden konnte. Fur Klaus Mann und seine Mitstreiter war die Decision ein Sprachrohr, in dem Autoren und Intellektuelle ihre Einstellung und Gefuhle der Kriegssituation Deutschlands und der Reaktionen der Welt Ausdruck verliehen und gleichzeitig mit der Diskussion neuer literarischer Stucke ihren Wert in der Gesellschaft manifestierten. Sie wollten versuchen to approach the great problems of modern life, not with the per-functory curiosity of reporters nor with the routine pathos of poli-ticians, but with the consuming fervor a good philosopher ex-periences in examining the intricacies of some vitally significant moot question, a good soldier when fighting fort he cause he be-lieves in." Hier erkennt man die Dualitat dieser Zeitschrift. Wie genau sich die Decision dem Le-ser prasentiert, welche Autoren mitwirkten und welche Texte publiziert wurden, soll Thema dieser Arbeit sein. [...]


The Idealist

Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet

Author: Justin Peters

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476767742

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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This smart, “riveting” (Los Angeles Times) history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society—and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons—written by Slate correspondent Justin Peters “captures Swartz flawlessly” (The New York Times Book Review). Aaron Swartz was a zealous young advocate for the free exchange of information and creative content online. He committed suicide in 2013 after being indicted by the government for illegally downloading millions of academic articles from a nonprofit online database. From the age of fifteen, when Swartz, a computer prodigy, worked with Lawrence Lessig to launch Creative Commons, to his years as a fighter for copyright reform and open information, to his work leading the protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), to his posthumous status as a cultural icon, Swartz’s life was inextricably connected to the free culture movement. Now Justin Peters examines Swartz’s life in the context of 200 years of struggle over the control of information. In vivid, accessible prose, The Idealist situates Swartz in the context of other “data moralists” past and present, from lexicographer Noah Webster to ebook pioneer Michael Hart to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In the process, the book explores the history of copyright statutes and the public domain; examines archivists’ ongoing quest to build the “library of the future”; and charts the rise of open access, the copyleft movement, and other ideologies that have come to challenge protectionist intellectual property policies. Peters also breaks down the government’s case against Swartz and explains how we reached the point where federally funded academic research came to be considered private property, and downloading that material in bulk came to be considered a federal crime. The Idealist is “an excellent survey of the intellectual property battlefield, and a sobering memorial to its most tragic victim” (The Boston Globe) and an essential look at the impact of the free culture movement on our daily lives and on generations to come.


A Critical Approach to Youth Culture

Its Influence and Implications for Ministry

Author: Pamela Erwin

Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties

ISBN: 0310395925

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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"Adolescent culture is always changing, making it difficult for youth pastors to keep up. Even college students who are a few years out of high school find it challenging to stay current with the changing culture of teens. However, when equipped with tools that help them think critically about culture on a broad scale, youth ministry students can be prepared for a strategic ministry to teens that effectively addresses the youth cultural context. This academic resource uses a multi-disciplinary approach to understand culture by exploring the nature, theology, ecology, and ethnography of culture, then combining these different perspectives to develop a critical approach to youth culture."

Introduction to Cell and Tissue Culture

Theory and Technique

Author: Jennie P. Mather,Penelope E. Roberts

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0585275718

Category: Science

Page: 241

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It is a pleasure to contribute the foreword to Introduction to Cell and Tissue Culture: The ory and Techniques by Mather and Roberts. Despite the occasional appearance of thought ful works devoted to elementary or advanced cell culture methodology, a place remains for a comprehensive and definitive volume that can be used to advantage by both the novice and the expert in the field. In this book, Mather and Roberts present the relevant method ology within a conceptual framework of cell biology, genetics, nutrition, endocrinology, and physiology that renders technical cell culture information in a comprehensive, logical for mat. This allows topics to be presented with an emphasis on troubleshooting problems from a basis of understanding the underlying theory. The material is presented in a way that is adaptable to student use in formal courses; it also should be functional when used on a daily basis by professional cell culturists in a- demia and industry. The volume includes references to relevant Internet sites and other use ful sources of information. In addition to the fundamentals, attention is also given to mod ern applications and approaches to cell culture derivation, medium formulation, culture scale-up, and biotechnology, presented by scientists who are pioneers in these areas. With this volume, it should be possible to establish and maintain a cell culture laboratory devot ed to any of the many disciplines to which cell culture methodology is applicable.

A Handbook of Cultural Economics

Author: Ruth Towse

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857930575

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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The second edition of this widely acclaimed and extensively cited collection of original contributions by specialist authors reflects changes in the field of cultural economics over the last eight years. Thoroughly revised chapters alongside new topics and contributors bring the Handbook up-to-date, taking into account new research, literature and the impact of new technologies in the creative industries. The book covers a range of topics encompassing the creative industries as well as the economics of the arts and culture, and includes chapters on: economics of art (including auctions, markets, prices, anthropology), artists' labour markets, creativity and the creative economy, cultural districts, cultural value, globalization and international trade, the internet, media economics, museums, non-profit organisations, opera, performance indicators, performing arts, publishing, regulation, tax expenditures, and welfare economics.

Atlas of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells in Culture

Author: Lyn Healy,Ludmila Ruban

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1489975071

Category: Science

Page: 206

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This lavishly-illustrated, authoritative atlas explores the intricate art of culturing human pluripotent stem cells. Twelve chapters – containing more than 280 color illustrations – cover a variety of topics in pluripotent stem cell culturing including mouse and human fibroblasts, human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells, characteristic staining patterns, and abnormal cultures, among others. Atlas of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells in Culture is a comprehensive collection of illustrated techniques complemented by informative and educational captions examining what good quality cells look like and how they behave in various environments. Examples of perfect cultures are compared side-by-side to less-than-perfect and unacceptable examples of human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cell colonies. This detailed and thorough atlas is an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers, and students who are interested in or working with stem cell culturing.

The Human Person and a Culture of Freedom

Author: Peter A. Pagan Aguiar,Terese Auer

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780966922677

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

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This is a collection of essays on the metaphysical underpinnings of intellectual and individual freedom within a civic-political order or cultural milieu.

Achieving Impossible Things with Free Culture and Commons-Based Enterprise

Author: Terry Hancock

Publisher: Free Software Magazine Press

ISBN: 9780578032726

Category: Computers

Page: 300

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How did they do that? Six "impossible things": GNU/Linux, Wikipedia, the Creative Commons, the Blender Foundation, Open Hardware, and the OLPC/Sugar project. All created under free licenses for everyone to use, in defiance of our conventional ideas of business economics. Is it magic, coincidence, or just plain common sense at work here? The author explores the reality of these projects from an insider's perspective and picks out a set of five easy to follow rules for keeping your own projects in tune with the rules of free culture and on the track to success. Includes the entirety of the "Impossible Things" and "Rules of the Game" article series written for Free Software Magazine, as well as five bonus articles on improving commons-based processes. Paperback: 290 pages with 94 illustrations.

FREE CULTURE

Author: ローレンス・レッシグ

Publisher: 翔泳社

ISBN: 479814729X

Category: Reference

Page: 416

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サイバー法の第一人者レッシグ教授による 『CODE』、『コモンズ』に続く待望の第3弾! コピーコントロールCD(CCCD)や、Winny開発者逮捕など、日本でも「インターネット+新しい技術+法」の側面で話題が沸騰している。本書は、アメリカでの著作権にまつわる主張や訴訟沙汰に見られる多くの極端さや、文化保護に貢献するとは思えない事例を取り上げ、「歴史上、文化の発展をこれほど少数の人々がここまでコントロールする法的権利を持っていたことは未だかつてないのだ」と警鐘をならす。そして、常識的におかしいことがおかしいとして否定されるような現状の問題を再構築しなくてはならない。著作権分野で、それが可能なことがいくつかある。著者自身の著作権延長違憲裁判の解説や、裁判後の動き、憲法に対する思いをつまびらかにし、その解決の糸口になる具体的手段として、登録制・更新制を採用した著作権制度改定や、クリエイティブ・コモンズという新しい概念を提案する。 ※本電子書籍は同名出版物を底本として作成しました。記載内容は印刷出版当時のものです。 ※印刷出版再現のため電子書籍としては不要な情報を含んでいる場合があります。 ※印刷出版とは異なる表記・表現の場合があります。予めご了承ください。 ※プレビューにてお手持ちの電子端末での表示状態をご確認の上、商品をお買い求めください。 (翔泳社)

The Later Works of John Dewey, 1925 - 1953

1938-1939, Experience and Education, Freedom and Culture, Theory of Valuation, and Essays

Author: John Dewey

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809314256

Category: Philosophy

Page: 616

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This volume includes all Dewey’s writings for 1938 except for Logic: The Theory of Inquiry (Volume 12 of The Later Works), as well as his 1939 Freedom and Culture, Theory of Valuation, and two items from Intelligence in the Modern World. Freedom and Culture presents, as Steven M. Cahn points out, "the essence of his philosophical position: a commitment to a free society, critical intelligence, and the education required for their advance.”

Piracy Cultures

How a Growing Portion of the Global Population Is Building Media Relationships Through Alternate Channels of Obtaining Content

Author: Manuel Castells,Gustavo Cardoso EDS

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479732273

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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Piracy CulturesEditorial Introduction MANUEL CASTELLS 1 University of Southern California GUSTAVO CARDOSO Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL) What are "Piracy Cultures"? Usually, we look at media consumption starting from a media industry definition. We look at TV, radio, newspapers, games, Internet, and media content in general, all departing from the idea that the access to such content is made available through the payment of a license fee or subscription, or simply because its either paid or available for free (being supported by advertisements or under a "freemium" business model). That is, we look at content and the way people interact with it within a given system of thought that sees content and its distribution channels as the product of relationships between media companies, organizations, and individualseffectively, a commercial relationship of a contractual kind, with accordant rights and obligations. But what if, for a moment, we turned our attention to the empirical evidence of media consumption practice, not just in Asia, Africa, and South America, but also all over Europe and North America? All over the world, we are witnessing a growing number of people building media relationships outside those institutionalized sets of rules. We do not intend to discuss whether we are dealing with legal or illegal practices; our launching point for this analysis is that, when a very significant proportion of the population is building its mediation through alternative channels of obtaining content, such behavior should be studied in order to deepen our knowledge of media cultures. Because we need a title to characterize those cultures in all their diversitybut at the same time, in their commonplacenesswe propose to call it "Piracy Cultures."

Cultures and Globalization

The Cultural Economy

Author: Helmut K Anheier,Yudhishthir Raj Isar

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446202615

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

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The world's cultures and their forms of creation, presentation and preservation are deeply affected by globalization in ways that are inadequately documented and understood. The Cultures and Globalization series is designed to fill this void in our knowledge. In this series, leading experts and emerging scholars track cultural trends connected to globalization throughout the world, resulting in a powerful analytic tool-kit that encompasses the transnational flows and scapes of contemporary cultures. Each volume presents data on cultural phenomena through colourful, innovative information graphics to give a quantitative portrait of the cultural dimensions and contours of globalization. This second volume The Cultural Economy analyses the dynamic relationship in which culture is part of the process of economic change that in turn changes the conditions of culture. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines to examine such critical issues as: • the production of cultural goods and services and the patterns of economic globalization • the relationship between the commodification of the cultural economy and the aesthetic realm • current and emerging organizational forms for the investment, production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and services • the complex relations between creators, producers, distributors and consumers of culture • the policy implications of a globalizing cultural economy By demonstrating empirically how the cultural industries interact with globalization, this volume will provide students of contemporary culture with a unique, indispensable reference tool.

Handbook of Stem Cells

Author: Anthony Atala,Robert Lanza

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123859433

Category: Science

Page: 1074

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New discoveries in the field of stem cells increasingly dominate the news and scientific literature revealing an avalanche of new knowledge and research tools that are producing therapies for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a wide variety of other diseases that afflict humanity. The Handbook of Stem Cells integrates this exciting area of life science, combining in two volumes the requisites for a general understanding of adult and embryonic stem cells. Organized in two volumes entitled Pluripotent Stem Cells and Cell Biology and Adult and Fetal Stem Cells, this work contains contributions from the world’s experts in stem cell research to provide a description of the tools, methods, and experimental protocols needed to study and characterize stem cells and progenitor populations as well as a the latest information of what is known about each specific organ system. Provides comprehensive coverage on this highly topical subject Contains contributions by the foremost authorities and premiere names in the field of stem cell research Companion website - http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780123859426/ - contains over 250 color figures in presentation format