February 13, 2001

Code + law: Threatening basic human rights

Author: JT Smith

Even as court rulings threaten to destroy Napster and MP3.com,
Hollywood and publishers are developing software that would let them
enforce much broader definitions of copyright, says cyberspace lawyer
Lawrence Lessig. Code plus law equals a threat to the development of
P2P (peer-to-peer), and more importantly, an assault on basic public
rights. That's the foundation for an interivew at OpenP2P.com with cyberlaw expert Lawrence Lessig.


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