Code as Law: Air-L and Twitter @Replies

Speaking of Lessig, two interesting cases emerged this week that help illustrate Lessig's position that, when thinking about the architecture of cyberspace,  "code is law." In Code, Lessig argues that all of the rules, tendencies, affordances, and constraints of/in cyberspace…

Lessig’s “Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace” turns 10

Lawrence Lessig’s Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace turns 10 this year. In honor of this groundbreaking text, the Cato Institute hosted a "debate" about the book, including essays from Declan McCullagh, Jonathan Zittrain, Adam Thierer, and Lessig himself. Lead…

Lessig on Keen’s “The Cult of the Amateur”

Andrew Keen's new book, The Cult of the Amateur, attacks the rise of the “amateur” amid various Internet and Web 2.0 phenomena, and outlines the various harms — economic, social, cultural and political — these amateurs will inevitably cause. I…