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An interesting analysis by DocSearls : http://linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=6989

Analyses the willingness of conservative government to hand over control of the internet to big business.

Thoughts

  • The quote on property is interesting, but different from say, HernandoDeSoto who says property works as an informal, non-legally backed system, and that legal protection just extends it's conceptual usefulness.
  • The rallying cry, that the net is public domain and a natural habitat for markets echoes JeremyRifkin in TheAgeOfAccess where he points out that capitalism is dependent on a trust-producing, ThirdSector (or civil society).

According to AndrewOrlowsky LawrenceLessig says the internet is dying : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/05/15/internetisdyingproflessig/

Year and a half later it looks OK to me.