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Archived updates for Monday, July 26, 2004

Free Book Gets Read AND Makes Money

A memo that Professor Lawrence Lessig wrote to his publisher convinced Penguin Books that releasing Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity online would actually increase sales of hardcover copies. According to an article in the July/August 2004 issue of Stanford Magazine, there have now been more than 180,000 downloads of his book and Penguin is on its third printing.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gave me an interesting idea. Thx.

Steve @

March 11, 2006 12:41 PM  

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