Well, this is my third required blog post (out of three) to review my little book experience. It seems that everybody else is still at post number one, so I’m not sure who’s doing the right thing here… Anyway, I finally completed Remix and now I can report the final conclusion about how a ‘hybrid economy’ would work to solve the problems of copyright on the Internet. Being the shortest part of the book, I can easily summarise the main points. In the end, Lawrence Lessig never gives the reader a full understanding to how the government can change. Instead, he brings many suggestions forward. He wants two tiers of copyright based in the professional creators and the amateur creators. Anything made by professionals should be protected with a similar force, but far less strict. Amateur works should have even less priviledges and a less watchful eye over their content. With this combination, the people earning money aren’t being affected. The people who might be gaining some advertisement revenue from their works also get it their way, because they want to share something without lawyers in the way. Lessig describes how the governments should reconsider their actions, with the book simply being a helpful hint.

Perhaps the government will understand one day, but that day will have to come in a while. I suggest reading the book for a better understanding of Lawrence Lessig’s ideaology, I would say it’s worth your time.



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