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An edition of Code: and other laws of cyberspace (1999)

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An edition of Code: and other laws of cyberspace (1999)

Code

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Although the book is named Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, Lessig uses this theme sparingly. It is a fairly simple concept: since cyberspace is entirely human-made, there are no natural laws to determine its architecture. While we tend to assume that what is in cyberspace is a given, in fact everything there is a construction based on decisions made by people. What we can and can't do there is governed by the underlying code of all of the programs that make up the Internet, which both permit and restrict. So while the libertarians among us rail against the idea of government, our freedoms in cyberspace are being determined by an invisible structure that is every bit as restricting as any laws that can come out of a legislature, legitimate or not. Even more important, this invisible code has been written by people we did not elect and who have no formal obligations to us, such as the members of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) or the more recently-developed Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). It follows that what we will be able to do in the future will be determined by code that will be written tomorrow, and we should be thinking about who will determine what this code will be. [from http://kcoyle.net/lessig.html]

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2007, BasicBooks, Perseus Running [distributor]
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2006, Basic Books
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Cover of: Code and other laws of cyberspace
Code and other laws of cyberspace: version 2.0
2006, Basic Books
in English
Cover of: Code
Code: and other laws of cyberspace
2000, Basic Books
in English
Cover of: Code
Code: and other laws of cyberspace
1999, Basic Books
in English
Cover of: Code
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Edition Notes

Originally published as: Code and other laws of cyberspace

Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-397) and index

Classifications

Library of Congress
K564.C6 L47 2006

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Pagination
xvii, 410 p. ;
Number of pages
410

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Open Library
OL18215289M
ISBN 10
0465039146
ISBN 13
9780465039142
LC Control Number
2007310381
Wikidata
Q15818082
Library Thing
6658000
Goodreads
44874

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