Information Doesn't Want to Be Free

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In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow’sInformation Doesn’t Want to Be Freetakes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences? This is a book about the pitfalls, and the opportunities, creative industries (and individuals) are confronting today—about how the old models have failed or found new footing, and about what might soon replace them. An essential read for anyone with a stake in the future of the arts,Information Doesn’t Want to Be Freeoffers a vivid guide to the ways creativity and the Internet interact today, and to what might be coming next.