September 11, 2001
Given the choice, information wants to be free
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes "From the recently completed Web2001 Internet and Mobile Conference and Exposition, held at the Moscone convention center in San Francisco, came an interesting set of keynote speakers for attendees. Rather than major computer or software company CEOs, we had commentators on Internet culture speaking to a conference full of Web developers and corporate strategists charged with developing Web initiatives. One very important speaker was Dr. Lawrence Lessig, Stanford law professor, speaking on the threat represented by corporate interests to the creativity of the Web. It is this creativity that is being squashed and suppressed by legal wrangling and debate."
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