Found this free e-book not long ago and I think it’s an incredibly eye opening read for those who use the internet as a creation and consumption tool of intellectual property (AKA all of us).
In it, Lawrence Lessig talks extensively about how the internet has moved from it’s creation as an even grounded network, open to any kind of innovation, towards a one sided power driven network where the end user has little option but to be a passive consumer.
Also, here’s his How Creativity is Being Strangled by the Law talk from TED Conference
Lawrence Lessig (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic. He is a professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of its Center for Internet and Society. Lessig founded Creative Commons and is a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and of the Software Freedom Law Center. He is best known as a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications.