Collaborative creativity

Lawrence Lessig is a Stanford law professor who has written extensively on copyright and related legal matters in the age of technology. He is putting into practice one of the concepts he promotes in updating one of his works.

In 1999 Lessig published Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. As he believes the book is in need of an update, he is allowing others to collaborate online using the wiki concept. Lessig says he views the project as “an experiment in technology and collaborative creativity.”

The “press” in 1791 … was much like the Internet today. The cost of a printing press was low, the readership was slight, and anyone (within reason) could become a publisher…. When the Constitution speaks of the rights of the “press,” the architecture it has in mind is the architecture of the Internet.

Lawrence Lessig, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

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