Code: And Other Laws of Cyberspace

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Jul 9, 2009 - Computers - 440 pages
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Since its original publication in 1999, this foundational book has become a classic in its field. This second edition, Code Version 2.0, updates the work and was prepared in part through a wiki, a web site allowing readers to edit the text, making this the first reader-edited revision of a popular book. Code counters the common belief that cyberspace cannot be controlled or censored. To the contrary, under the influence of commerce, cyberspace is becoming a highly regulable world where behavior will be much more tightly controlled than in real space. We can - we must - choose what kind of cyberspace we want and what freedoms it will guarantee. These choices are all about architecture: 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 average citizens to decide what values that code embodies. Publisher: Basic Books/Perseus.

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User Review  - sbloom42 - LibraryThing

I had to read this for a class on technology and policy. It's the first book by Lessig that I've read. The writing seemed tortuous to get through, but maybe that's because it was edited by a group ... Read full review

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User Review  - RicDay - LibraryThing

You may agree or disagree with Lessig's POV (I mostly agree), but this update on his original "Code" remains a must-read for anyone interested in the legal and ethical dilemmas presented by the ... Read full review

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