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The Age of Piracy

Theft is a problem endemic to human nature. But what if theft were a victimless crime? In the computer age, copying a file from a friend or from the web has become easy and widespread; and it is often criminal in nature. The following books give insight into whether this is a problem of enforcement, of intellectual property laws, or of both:

The pirate's dilemma : how youth culture is reinventing capitalism by Matt Mason

Downloading copyrighted stuff from the Internet : stealing or fair use? by Sherri Mabry Gordon

Free culture : how big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity by Lawrence Lessig

The illustrated story of copyright by Edward Samuels

Digital barbarism : a writer's manifesto by Mark Helprin

Don't steal copyrighted stuff! : avoiding plagiarism and illegal Internet downloading by Ann Graham Gaines

Ripped : how the wired generation revolutionized music by Greg Kot

Hot property : the stealing of ideas in an age of globalization by Pat Choate