WWW9 Keynote Speakers: Lessig Talk

"Cyberspace's Constitution"

9th International World Wide Web Conference

Lawrence Lessig, J.D.
Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies
Harvard Law School

Cyberspace has a constitution. This constitution is changing. Its original version induced innovation, and protected a certain freedom. These features are being architected away. In this talk, I describe how the architecture or code of cyberspace operates as law, and how that law is changing.