Download Lessig's Latest Book
Stanford Law professor Lawrence Lessig's 1999 book, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, earned praise as a "paradigm-shifting work" and "the most important book ever published about the Internet." Yesterday, Lessig released an update to the book, Code v2, and like the earlier version, it continues to dabble with the paradigm.
Lessig calls this version "a translation of an old book -- indeed, in Internet time, it is a translation of an ancient text." Notably, the "translation" was accomplished, in part, through a collaborative wiki in which Lessig opened the editing process to anyone who wished to contribute. Lessig took the wiki text as of Dec. 31, 2005, and then added his own edits. And the process continues. Soon, Lessig says, he will post Code v2 on its own wiki for readers to further revise.
The book is available for free download in PDF format or for purchase in softcover. Lessig will contribute all royalties to Creative Commons.
Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on December 12, 2006 at 05:26 PM | Permalink
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