Thanks to Vicki Davis' del.icio.us account, I discovered that Lawrence Lessig's The Future of Ideas is available for download. The link is here in Lessig's blog. His publisher, Random House, agreed to a Creative Commons license. How cool is that?
Obviously, I haven't read all 368 pages since I downloaded it a few minutes ago, but I think it will be fascinating. Quite possibly, as Vicki suggested in her comment on Lessig's post, reading it or parts of it this way, will push me to go out and buy it.
Thanks, Vicki, for the tip!