Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig (and friends)
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Preface
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Read by Kevin Marks of mediAgora
Introduction (Raph Levien)
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Read by Raph Levien
Introduction (Andrew Dubber)
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Read by Andrew Dubber

Andrew Dubber (usually just Dubber) is a radio broadcaster and lecturer in Communication Studies at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He is AUT's Curriculum Leader for Radio and hosts a weekly nationwide jazz show.

Chapter One - Creators
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Read by Doug Kaye

Doug is the CEO of RDS Strategies LLC and the host and producer of IT Conversations, where you can find audio and transcripts of many interviews and conference proceedings.

Doug chose Chapter 1 because "it seemed like a good place to start."

Chapter One - Creators
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Read by George Kelly

George Kelly thinks "Free Culture," like Gandhi's take on Western civilization, would be a very good idea.

Chapter Two - 'Mere Copyists'
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Read by AJ Wright
Chapter Three - Catalogs
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Read by Victoria Wright
Chapter Four - 'Pirates'
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Read by Eric Rice

Eric Rice is a San Francisco based new media producer and professional blabbermouth. He is the host of Showtalkers, the DVD commentary talk radio program, as well as an audioblog evangelist. He speaks on technology and internet culture.

Eric chose chapter four because: "The chapter shows history repeats itself, and is so obviously relevant for today's times, I knew I'd be able to put a little more heart into it."

Chapter Four - 'Pirates'
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Read by Adam Brault

Adam Brault is a pastor at the Cathedral of Joy in Richland, WA. Adam regularly hosts a weblog radio show called Mathcaddy Radio, in an attempt to expose good music people might have overlooked.

Chapter Five - 'Piracy'
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Read by AKMA

A. K. M. Adam (aka AKMA) is Professor of New Testament at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. Visit his blog, AKMA's Random Thoughts or his Seabury Faculty page where you can browse his theological publications.

AKMA chose to read Chapter 5 because: "it looked lonely, as though it were afraid that all the other chapters would be recorded first."

Chapter Six - Founders
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Read by Guan Yang
  • 19 years old
  • Undergraduate at Economics Dept., University of Copenhagen
  • Programmer working on OpenACS, among other things (OpenACS is an open source web app framework)

    Guan adds: "I've always been interested in legal history and the especially the historical context of copyrights. I live in Europe where we have historically had a different view of copyrights than that which is expressed in Article 1 of the US Constitution. Chapter 6 is thus one of the most interesting to me."

  • Chapter Six - Founders
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    Read by Adam Brault

    Adam Brault is a pastor at the Cathedral of Joy in Richland, WA. Adam regularly hosts a weblog radio show called Mathcaddy Radio, in an attempt to expose good music people might have overlooked.

    Chapter Seven - Recorders
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    Read by Michael Shook
    Chapter Eight - Transformers
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    Read by Suw Charman

    Suw Charman is a freelance writer and web designer from the UK. She blogs at Chocolate and Vodka and runs two sites for Welsh learners: Get Fluent and Clwb Malu Cachu.

    Suw chose Chapter 8 because she "thought that it would be about robots in disguise."

    Chapter Nine - Collectors
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    Read by Chuck Welch

    Chuck Welch is the Utility Infielder at a local library near Louisville Kentucky. Each day, after spending too little quality time with his wife and children, he reads website feeds long after his bedtime which often lead to rants at blogjazz.com. This is his first experience reading aloud anything more complicated than "Cat's Pajamas." He apologizes to his sixth-grade teacher, Mr. Ridenour, for any words he mangled. His accent is his own. He adds that he follows the Montreal Expos and has one thing to say to the owners of Major League Baseball: "Tu fais dur."

    Chapter Nine - Collectors
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    Read by Tara Liloia

    Tara Liloia is part of the Web Team at CXO Media, which publishes CIO Magazine, CSO Magazine and Darwin.

    Tara became involved in the Lessig Audiobook Project because: "it demonstrates both the rich possibilities of generous copyright licensing and the speed at which a distributed network can organize to produce a sophisticated result."

    Chapter Ten - 'Property'
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    Read by Scott Fiddelke

    Scott Fiddelke is a multimedia designer/developer at The University of Iowa.

    Chapter Eleven - Chimera
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    Read by Dave Winer
    Chapter Twelve - Harms
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    Read by Dave Winer
    Chapter Thirteen - Eldred
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    Read by George Sessum

    Living in Atlanta, George Sessum is an internationally acclaimed multi-bassist and producer who has performed with and produced both legends and legends-in-the-making. Voted among the world's most inspirational bassists by Bass Player magazine readers, Sessum runs Atlanta-based GES Productions and writes a music-related weblog, Musick. He is also a columnist for All About Jazz. He can be reached via email at gespro@yahoo.com.

    George chose to read this chapter because: "The issues and court case Lessig discusses in Free Culture are concerns of any writer/publisher, and are concerns of mine in the area of music. I'm still reflecting on these issues and their ramifications to me as a writer/publisher/performer, and to me as a citizen of the Internet."

    "The notion of 'assigning value' to works, the questions around who assigns that value, and the existing and emerging hierarchies that control the assignment of value, are huge questions in all disciplines that have at their foundation creativity and the sweat of the human heart."

    Chapter Fourteen - Eldred II
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    Read by David Weinberger

    David Weinberger writes about the effect of technology on ideas. He's a co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto and the author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined. His main blog is Joho the Blog; he also blogs about politics here and social software here. He was recently granted a fellowship at Harvard's Berkman Center for Institute & Society.

    Conclusion
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    Read by Enoch Choi

    Enoch notes: "As a physician, I particularly enjoyed his pharmaceutical illustrations used at the beginning of his conclusion so i decided to audioblog that chapter."

    Afterword
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    Read by Tim Samoff

    Tim Samoff began his career in computers as a game designer in 1992 (though he had been "playing" around with them since 1982). He has taken part in producing over 40 interactive and game CD-ROMs, back when the medium was just beginning to develop. Since then, he has been a student, a teacher, a filmmaker, unemployed, and a vegetarian. Tim is also a musician who has released three full-length CDs, all with an explicit "Some Rights Reserved" ideal attached to each one -- a forthcoming recording is scheduled for Fall 2004. He is currently a web designer living in Kansas City, Missouri. Tim is married to Julianna.

    Tim chose to read the Afterword because: "it wonderfully summed up the ideas presented within the body of the book. Lessig's storytelling and philosophical ideas came to a neat close that I felt was both easy to read and self-contained. I didn't realize how much time it would take to record, but I'm glad I finished. I was a very rewarding experience."

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