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Cover of: Code by Lawrence Lessig

and other laws of cyberspace

Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Examines the relation between cyberspace and government, particularly the government's ability to regulate. Contrary to popular belief, cyberspace can be regulated through architecture and its representation as code. Government and commerce are working to regulate cyberspace, although each in a different way and for different reasons. In the opposite direction, cyberspace challenges the basic assumptions underlying American governance.

First Sentence

A decade ago, in the Spring of 1989, Communism in Europe died—collapsed, as a tent would fall if its main post were removed.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 Regulability
1 Code is Law 3
2 Four Puzzles from Cyberspace 9
3 Is-Ism 24
4 Architectures of Control 30
5 Regulating Code 43
2 Code and Other Regulaors
6 Cyberspaces 63
7 What Things Regulate 85
8 The Limits of Open Code 100
3 Applications
9 Translation 111
10 Intellectual Property 122
11 Privacy 142
12 Free Speech 164
13 Interlude 186
14 Sovereignty 188
4 Responses
15 The Problems We Face 213
16 Responses 222
17 What Declan Doesn't Get 231
Appendix 235
Notes 241
Index 289

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-288) and index.

Other Titles Code


Dewey Decimal Class 303.48/33
Library of Congress K564.C6 L47 1999

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Pagination xii, 297 p.
Number of pages 297

ID Numbers

Open Library OL6807502M
Internet Archive codeotherlawsofc00less
ISBN 10 046503912X
LC Control Number 00271772
OCLC/WorldCat 42860053
Library Thing 23239
Goodreads 72013



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History Created April 1, 2008 · 21 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS

December 25, 2016 Edited by Darby Added new cover
December 25, 2016 Edited by Darby Update covers
October 16, 2016 Edited by Darby Edited without comment.
August 28, 2012 Edited by Ben Companjen Added indents to TOC, cleaned up pagination
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Initial record created, from Scriblio MARC record.