My friend Larry Lessig wrote yesterday that after a productive and valuable conversation with his publisher, Random House, they’ve agreed to permit The Future of Ideas to be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license. You can download the book for free here.
This is a great news for the writers’ community. I hope that other writers will follow.
Disclaimer: I’ve released one of my Grandfather’s books, published in Bulgarian – Blood is Thicker Than Water – under Creative Commons, as well, and I am working on digitalizing my Father’s books to be released perhaps next year, in connection with his 70th anniversary (he died in a car accident when he was 36).