Book. Code 2.0. Lawrence Lessig. Basic Books, 2006
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"Since its original publication 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-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 behaviour 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 th emost significant form of law an dit is up to lawyers, policymakers, an despecially average citizens to decide what values that code embodies.
Lawrence Lessig is the C Wendell and Edith M Carlsmith Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the school's Centre for the Internet and Society. After clerking for Judge Richard Posner on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and for Justice Antonin Scalia on the US Supreme Court, he taught at The University of Chicago, Yale Law Schol, and Harvard Law School before moving to Stanford. His other books are Free Culture and The Future of Ideas. In 2002 he was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries. He lives in San Francisco, California."
Table of Contents
- Preface to the Second Edition
- Preface to the First Edition
Chapter 1: Code is Law
Chapter 2: Four Puzzles from Cyberspace
PART 1: "REGULABILITY"
Chapter 3: Is-Ism: Is the Way It is the Way it Must be?
Chapter 4: Architectures of Control
Chapter 5: Regulating Code
PART II: REGULATION BY CODE
Chapter 6: Cyberspaces
Chapter 7: What Things Regulate
Chapter 8: The Limits in Open Code
PART III: LATENT AMBIGUITIES
Chapter 9: Translation
Chapter 10: Intellectual Property
Chapter 11: Privacy
Chapter 12: Free Speech
Chapter 13: Interlude
PART IV: COMPETING SOVEREIGNS
Chapter 14: Sovereignty
Chapter 15: Competition Among Sovereigns
Chapter 16: The Problems We Face
Chapter 17: Responses
Chapter 18: What Declan Doesn't Get
Appendix, notes and index.