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Our national identity is tied to the ideals of the First Amendment. And yet we treat it as obvious that in corporate space, the Bolsheviks rule.
Industry Standard, September, 1999
Should someone pick your ISP for you? Code is thus limiting competition. The network is being designed to restrict ISP choice, and thereby lock broadband customers to the cable operator"s local broadband network.
Industry Standard, June, 1999
After years of inaction, Congress is finally coming to see that privacy on the Internet won"t take care of itself. The mystery isn"t that self-regulation failed\; the mystery is why anyone thought it would succeed.
Industry Standard, May, 1999
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
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
The Spam Wars
The looming conflict is a spam war. A spam war is not the battle to clear our inboxes of uninvited junk. A spam war is the battle that will be fought as spam vigilantes flex their muscles and ISPs resist.
Industry Standard, December 31, 1998