Code

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Basic Books, 2008 - Business & Economics - 432 pages
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This second edition, or Version 2.0, of "Code" has been prepared through the authorOCOs 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  - tyroeternal - LibraryThing

Code is a great book on the regulation of cyberspace. There is no dancing around the point that it is a tedious read. Keeping my focus till the end was difficult, but it was worth finishing. Lessig ... Read full review

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User Review  - jaygheiser - LibraryThing

Brilliant book. Wonder what an update would look like. Important concept on how risk can be reduced, what controls does a system exert: Regulations, Norms, Architecture, and Market. This idea can be played out in lots of other contexts. Read full review

Contents

Four Puzzles from Cyberspace
9
REGULABILITY
23
Architectures of Control
38
Regulating Code
61
REGULATION BY CODE
83
What Things Regulate
120
The Limits in Open Code
138
LATENT AMBIGUITIES
156
Free Speech
233
Interlude
276
Competition Among Sovereigns
294
The Problems We Face
313
Responses
325
What Declan Doesnt Get
335
Appendix
340
Notes
347

RESPONSES
167
Intellectual Property
169
Privacy
200

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About the author (2008)

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.