Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity
This got lots of coverage when it came out, including AKMA’s interesting efforts to create a distributed audiobook version of the text. I enjoy Lessig on many levels. One in particular is the chance to watch how he assembles an argument. The one particular takeaway from this book is that Lessig finally helped me understand why there is an important role for public policy (mainly by showing how badly it’s breaking down in the current instance).