November 7, 2001

Lessig's Internet liberation theology

Author: JT Smith

The free section of Salon.com reviews Stanford Professor Lawrence Lessig's new book, "The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World." Lessig "urges the Internet generation not to forget what made the last 10
years exciting: an open platform that did not discriminate among applications or content, an
environment for creativity and innovation, a public commons for an information age. In a word:
the Internet. And instead of calling for the removal of regulation to encourage freedom, he
recommends that there is a place for some regulation, if we want to preserve liberty."

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