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"Lawrence Lessig gets things changed not for the benefit of corporations but to unleash the creative potential of ordinary people in a digital age."
(The Guardian )
"Lessig is one of those rare legal scholars with both a clear narrative voice and a fine eye for historical irony."
(The Washington Post )
"A bright and spark-filed polemic... combining legal sophistication with a storyteller's knack."
(Wall Street Journal, on Free Culture )
"A powerfully argued and important analysis... it is also surprisingly entertaining."
(The New York Times Book Review, on Free Culture )
"Once dubbed a 'philosopher king of Internet law,' he writes with a unique mix of legal expertise, historic facts and cultural curiosity, citing everything from turn-of-the-century Congressional testimony to Wikipedia to contemporary best-sellers like Chris Anderson's The Long Tail. The result is a wealth of interesting examples and theories on how and why digital technology and copyright law can promote professional and amateur art."
(M.J. Stephey, Time Magazine )
"More than anything, Lessig understands and often wrestles with a rather understated theory: common sense."
(Derek Bores, PopMatters )
"As an initial matter, Lessigian thought is deeply critical in nature... Perhaps it is the luxury of academia, or his nature generally, but Lessig is not afraid to say (loudly) at times: This doesn't work! We need to change. He says it often, and people are listening."
(Russ Taylor, Federal Communications Law Journal )
"No one is more skilled at making arcane legal and technological questions terrifyingly relevant to everyday life than Lessig."
(Sonia Katyal, Texas Law Review )
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