Keynote Address: The Internet's Coming Silent Spring

A session at 2002 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC '02)

Thursday 13th June, 2002

8:45am to 10:30am (PST)

The innovation of the Internet grew out of the network's unique design. Its 'architecture' was built to enable neutral and unrestrained innovation. In this talk, Lawrence Lessig shows how this ecology of innovation is now being undermined by those who were threatened by the original network architecture. Changes to this architecture, and the legal environment within which it lives, will in turn undermine the network's potential.

Professor Lessig, the nation's leading scholar of law and cyberspace, recently formed the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. The Center aims to examine the relationship between the architecture of cyberspace and the basic constitutional and public policy values that define our democracy.

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Lawrence Lessig

Stanford University

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Time 8:45am10:30am PST

Date Thu 13th June 2002

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