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.
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"[A] highly readable and deeply engaging sequel to his Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace....It is as good a history of the development of Internet architecture as one is likely to find in a book without pictures. It is also an extraordinarily skillful interweaving of technical characterization and legal argument. And it is a story well told, with a fair balance of clever aside and clear purpose. "
"...Valuable advice on the care and feeding of innovation, and a wise caution against taking future scientific leaps for granted."
Profit© vs. innovation®: A Web legal scholar warns of the social costs of patents and monopolies, Christian Science Monitor, Douglas McGray, November 1, 2001 Read more about Christian Science Monitor
"The Future of Ideas examines the legal, regulatory, and economic environments that are emerging to corral the exuberant spirit of the Internet. It's about the past, present, and future of intellectual property, with an original idea at its core: a call for the creation of a 'public commons' in the digital realm. Anyone with a stake in creating a smarter way to do business needs to read it."
"[Lessig] eloquently and persuasively ... suggests practical solutions that consider the rights of both creators and consumers, while acknowledging the serious impact of new technologies on old ways of doing business.....Readers who want a fair intellectual marketplace would do well to absorb the lessons in The Future of Ideas."
"Some of Lessig's sweeping proposals are sure to spark a lively debate, but his well-reasoned, clearly written argument is powerful....Lessig has authored another landmark book for the digital age. "
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Place, who was raised in Palo Alto, began his career as an attorney in the Palo Alto office of the law firm Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. He was named one of the most influential lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal in both 1999 and 2000. Law.com also has a story. Read more about Internet Law Pioneer and Former Yahoo! General Counsel John Place Named Executive Director of Stanford's Center for Internet and
Christopher Sant wins his and the Center's first case. Jennifer Granick is quoted. See also the San Francisco Chronicle's story. Read more about Ruling Backs Anonymity of Net Messages