I am often asked “what else should I read”? Here I have gathered, chapter by chapter, the books and articles that you could read if you wanted to ground yourself in the subjects discussed in the book — ranging from the economics of copyright and the history of musical borrowing, to the impacts of intellectual property on science and technology.
This list below is a more general one. It offers recommendations for people who want to understand intellectual property law and and its role in shaping — for better and worse — our science and culture. The focus is not primarily on the rules themselves but on the assumptions that guide them, the policies they represent, the effects they have. You need neither a legal nor a technical background.