Code, Part 11

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Basic Books, 2006 - Computers - 410 pages
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There’s a common belief that cyberspace cannot be regulated-that it is, in its very essence, immune from the government’s (or anyone else’s) control. Code, first published in 2000, argues that this belief is wrong. It is not in the nature of cyberspace to be unregulable; cyberspace has no “nature.” It only has code-the software and hardware that make cyberspace what it is. That code can create a place of freedom-as the original architecture of the Net did-or a place of oppressive control. Under the influence of commerce, cyberspace is becoming a highly regulable space, where behavior is much more tightly controlled than in real space. But that’s not inevitable either. We can-we must-choose what kind of cyberspace we want and what freedoms we will guarantee. These choices are all about architecture: about what kind of code will govern cyberspace, and who will control it. In this realm, code is the most significant form of law, and it is up to lawyers, policymakers, and especially citizens to decide what values that code embodies. Since its original publication, this seminal book has earned the status of a minor classic. This second edition, or Version 2.0, has been prepared through the author’s wiki, a web site that allows readers to edit the text, making this the first reader-edited revision of a popular book.

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User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

A great book - Dr. Lessig is a gifted thinker, and this book (both versions) were prescient in identifying what have become increasingly important issues surrounding the Web. It's not super accessible ... Read full review

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Code: Version 2.0 | Berkman Center
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Lawrence Lessig (Code Version 2.0)
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Codev2:Lawrence Lessig
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tis the season: II (Lessig Blog)
code.jpg. So here's something cool that I'm happy to be able to announce. Five years ago, I published Code. It's time for an update. ...
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digitalkoans » Blog Archive » Lessig’s Code: Version 2.0 Is Published
Lawrence Lessig’s Code: Version 2.0 is out. This update of the now classic Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace was written using a Wiki, with Lessig editing ...
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Table of Contents / Code 2.0
Code - Version 2.0. A book by Lawrence Lessig. Preface To The Second Edition · Preface To The First Edition · Code Is Law · Four Puzzles From Cyberspace ...
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CODE: AND OTHER LAWS OF CYBERSPACE, VERSION 2.0 by Lawrence Lessig
“In this remarkably clear and elegantly written book [Lessig] takes apart many myths about cyberspace and analyzes its underlying architecture.” —Wired ...
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library technology issues: code version 2.0 wiki
If you want to read Code version 2.0 without buying it, it's available in this wiki area. What's intriguing is that Lessig used a wiki in creating the ...
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About the author (2006)

Lawrence Lessig is a professor at Stanford Law School and founder of the school's Center for the Internet and Society. After clerking for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and for Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, he served on the faculties of the University of Chicago, Yale Law School, and Harvard Law School before moving to Stanford. He represented the web site developer Eric Eldred before the Supreme Court in Ashcroft v. Eldred, a landmark case challenging the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. His other books are Free Culture and The Future of Ideas. Lessig also chairs the Creative Commons project and serves on the board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In 2002 he was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

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