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10 Years of “Code” – Debate on Lessig book

By on May 12, 2009 in Announcements, General with 0 Comments
Code 2 - Lessig

Code 2 - Lessig

Lawrence Lessig’s Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace turns 10 this year (see an update version of the book that is interactive with users – Code: Version 2.0). The Cato Institute hosted a debate about the book for this occation. Below you can find Declan McCullagh’s article which criticizes Lessig’s approach and the response fromJonathan Zittrain, Adam Thierer and Lessig himself.

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About the Author

About the Author: Karine Barzilai-Nahon is an associate professor at the Information School, director of the Center for Information & Society, faculty adjunct at the department of Communication and affiliated faculty at the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement in University of Washington. Her research interests lie in information policy and politics and in the social aspects of the management of information. More specifically she studies information control and gatekeeping, self-regulation mechanisms in cyberspace and particularly in virtual communities, and "Digital Divide" measurement tools. She holds a PhD and MSc in Management of Information Systems (2004) from Tel-Aviv University, and BA in Computer Science and Political Science. Currently, she co-chairs the virtual communities minitrack and the digital divide minitrack at HICSS. She serves as an expert in many decision-making forums that relate to Internet and information technology policy and advises the science and technology committee of the Israeli parliament. She academically directed the Israeli delegation and participated as a representative in the UN summit of WSIS (World Summit of Information Society). Formerly she held senior positions in Research and Development in the hi-tech industry. .


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