Digital rights books and texts

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See also: Digital rights films and videos


  • 'The Parents Guide to Protecting Your Children in Cyberpace' by Parry Aftab
  • 'The Internet, Law and Society' Edited by Yaman Akdeniz, Clive Walker and David Wall
  • 'Sonic Boom' by John Alderman
  • 'Security Engineering' by Ross Anderson
  • 'The Truth about Drug Companies' By Marica Angell


  • 'Music Business Agreements' by Bagehot
  • 'Beyond Our Control' by Stuart Biegel
  • 'The Wealth Of Networks' By Yochai Benkler
  • 'Silent Theft' by David Bollier
  • 'Brand Name Bullies' by David Bollier
  • 'Shamans, Software and Spleens: Law and the Construction of the Information Society' by Jamie Boyle
  • 'Bound By Law? (Tales from the Public Domain)' by Jamie Boyle, Jennifer Jenkins and Keith Aoki
  • 'The Transparent Society' by David Brin
  • 'The Social Life of Information' by Brown & Duguid
  • 'Weaving the Web: Origins and Future of the World Wide Web' by Tim Berners-Lee


  • 'Deliver the Vote: A History of Election Fraud, An American Political Tradition 1742-2004' by Tracey Campbell
  • 'Digital Decision Making: Back to the Future' by Ray Corrigan
  • 'Microserfs' by Douglas Coupland (fiction)


  • 'Intellectual Property Law (2nd Edition)' by Jennifer Davis (from the OUP's Core Text Series)
  • 'Public Innovation' by Will Davies and Kay Withers (IPPR)
  • 'Hit Men' by Fredric Dannen
  • 'Open Sources' & 'Open Sources 2.0) by Chris DiBona et al
  • 'Privacy on the Line' by Whitfield Diffie & Susan Landau
  • 'Information Feudalism' by Peter Drahos
  • 'Release 2.0' by Ester Dyson


  • 'Law and the Internet' Edited by Lilian Edwards and Charlotte Waelde
  • 'Ben Franklin's Website' by Robert Ellis Smith


  • 'Promises to Keep: Technology, Law and the Future of Entertainment' by William W. Fisher III


  • 'Database Nation' by Simson Garfinkel
  • 'The File' by Timothy Garton Ash
  • 'The Torture Debate in America' Edited by Karen J. Greenberg
  • 'Net wars' by Wendy Grossman
  • 'From Anarchy to Power' by Wendy Grossman
  • 'The $800 millon Pill' by Merrill Goozner
  • 'Steal this Vote' by Andrew Gumbel


  • 'Identity Crisis' By Jim Harper
  • 'Privacy Lost' by David Holtzman


  • 'Borders in Cyberspace' by Brian Kahin and Charles Nesson
  • 'Out of Control' by Kevin Kelly
  • 'Just Law' by Helena Kennedy
  • 'Music Licensing' by Kohn


  • 'The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law' by William Landes and Richard Posner
  • 'Darknet' by J.D. Lasica
  • 'The Future of Ideas' by Lawrence Lessig
  • 'Free Culture' by Lawrence Lessig
  • 'Code Version 2.0' by Lawrence Lessig
  • 'Crypto' by Steven Levy
  • 'Digital Copyright' by Jessica Litman


  • 'Rebel Code' by Glyn Moody
  • 'Ruling the Root' by Milton Mueller
  • 'Murder in Samarkland' by Craig Murray
  • 'Censoring Culture: Contemporary Threats to Freedom of Expression' Edited by Svetlana Mintcheva and Robert Atkins
  • 'Freedom of Expression®: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity' by Kembrew McLeod (2005, Random House / Doubleday)


  • 'A Brief History of the Future' by John Naughton


  • 'No Place to Hide' by Robert O'Harrow
  • 'Stealing Democracy' by Spencer Overton


  • 'The Best Democracy Money Can Buy' by Greg Palast
  • 'Steal this Idea' by Michael Perelman
  • 'Tangled Web' by Richard Power


  • 'Chatter: Dispatches from the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • 'The Justice Game' by Geoffrey Robertson
  • 'The Unwanted Gaze' by Jeffrey Rosen
  • 'Privacy and the Press' by Jonathan Rosenberg
  • 'Cyberlaw: the law of the Internet' Jonathon Rosenoer
  • 'Brave New Ballot' by Aviel Rubin


  • Pamela Samuelson?
  • 'The History and Politics of Voting Technology' by Roy Saltman
  • 'Owning the Future' by Seth Shulman
  • 'Secrets & Lies' by Bruce Schneier
  • 'Beyond Fear' By Bruce Schneier
  • 'Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Culture' edited by Karsten Schubert and Daniel McClean
  • 'The Control Revolution' by Andrew Shapiro
  • 'Censorship Inc' By Lawrence Soley
  • 'The Digital Person' by Daniel J. Solove
  • 'The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumour and Privacy on the Net' by Daniel J. Solove
  • 'Silicon Snake Oil' by Clifford Stoll
  • 'The Empire of Mind: Digital Piracy and the Anti-Capitalist Movement' by Michael Strangelove
  • 'Common Thread' by John Sulston
  • 'Laws of Fear' by Cass Sunstein
  • 'Free Software, Free Society' by Richard M Stallman


  • 'Copy Fights: The Future Of Intellectual Property In The Information Age' (ed. Adam Thierer and Clyde Wayne Crews Jr)
  • 'Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age' by Adam Thierer
  • 'The Frodo Franchise' by Kristin Thompson
  • 'Powershift' by Alvin Toffler


  • 'Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity' by Siva Vaidhyanathan
  • 'The Anarchist in the Library' by Siva Vaidhyanathan


  • 'Sex, Laws and Cyberspace' by Jonathan Wallace and Mark Mangan
  • 'Rebels on the Air' by Jesse Walker
  • 'A Hacker Manifesto' by McKenzie Wark
  • 'The Construction of Authorship' Martha Woodmansee & Peter Jaszi


  • 'Technological Complements to Copyright' by Jonathan Zittrain
  • 'The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It' by Jonathan Zittrain