The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.
The Problem with Patents
A patent is a form of regulation. It is a government-granted monopoly - an exclusive right backed by the power of the state. This monopoly is granted by a bureaucrat - a well-meaning, hardworking bureaucrat no doubt, but a bureaucrat nonetheless.
Industry Standard, April 23, 1999 Read more » about The Problem with Patents
The Code is the Law
The single most significant change in the politics of cyberspace is the coming of age of this simple idea: The code is law. The architectures of cyberspace are as important as the law in defining and defeating the liberties of the Net.
Industry Standard, April 9, 1999 Read more » about The Code is the Law