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Nyssa's Reading Life

I like books. Well-written books, which generally excludes most YA (sorry, everybody). I edit literary fiction in my spare time, and I eat up books with great prose and no pretentiousness. I also love good speculative fiction and frequently read classics.

Currently reading

The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You 1st (first) edition by Pariser, Eli published by Penguin Press HC, The (2011) [Hardcover]
Progress: 131/243 pages

The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind - James Boyle James Boyle retains a personable voice throughout the book if he sometimes dwells on some points longer than my layman's attention can focus on them. He introduces the reader not just to current intellectual property law but also to the more abstract notion of what it is we're trying to protect and what we're trying to remote through the use of copyrights and patents.One of the most interesting points that Boyle brings up is how, because of the low cost of copying in our society, the use of technology is falling more under the stranglehold of copyright. That idea alone should be enough to motivate people to read the book. You'll learn about intellectual property, yes, but you'll also start to realize its importance to our culture and why it's time to reform some of it.