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[FYI] Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Professor and Cyber-Law Theorist


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Law on the Cyberspace


Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Professor and Cyber-Law Theorist  

The Internet is relatively untouched by regulation, but that could 
soon change as nations try to strike a balance between free speech, 
privacy, consumer protections and intellectual property. So do we 
regulate cyberspace? If so, how much? And how do we go about it?  

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig believes that the very code 
used to create cyberspace is also the best tool to use in regulating 
it. The people who write this code are the ones who essentially 
govern the Internet, and the challenge comes in regulating what they 
produce. Lessig, a former special master in the Microsoft antitrust 
case, compiled this theory in his new book Code and Other Laws of 
Cyberspace. Lessig will join ABCNEWS.com readers for a live chat on 
Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. ET. Post your questions now, and come 
back for the chat!  

Hello, everyone! Professor Lessig is here with us, so let's get 
started. Professor, why don't you give us a quick overview of your 
book, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace?  


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