Culture vs. Copyright: A Diary of a Naive Philosopher

Total Knowledge
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A teacher discusses exclusive rights, culture and their inter-relations with five first graders. Inspired by the students, teacher writes down his own ideas, brings them back to kids and discussions start anew. But this book is not for children. It is work of philosophy for mature readers. It covers a wide range of topics: nature of art, creativity, human psyche, economy of culture, licensing, etc. The book builds an argument against exclusive rights and offers solutions.
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Anatoly Volynets is a co-founder of the software consulting company Total Knowledge (California) and NGO Dialogue of Cultures XXI (Ukraine). He is a research fellow at the Ukrainian National Institute of Psychology, a participant in The School of the Dialogue of Cultures project, author of articles on psychology and technology of education. Lives in Palo Alto, California.

In the 1980s Volynets conducted a series of experimental philosophical dialogues in elementary schools. These experiments inspired the dialogues among first graders which comprise the large part of his book Culture vs. Copyright.
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Feb 28, 2014
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