By Lawrence Lessig.
An excellent book dealing with technical and legal issues arising from the growth of the Internet, and how the two are intertwined. The book attempts to correct the common misconception that the Internet is by nature unregulable, and points out that
"...cyberspace has no 'nature.' It only has code-- the software and hardware that make cyberspace what it is. That code can create a place of freedom--as the original architecture of the Net did-- or a place of exquisitely opressive control.
(from the dust jacket)
Lessig then continues on to point out that, due to the influx of commerce to the net, things are becoming more and more controlled than ever. Finally, he explains to the reader that we must act to preserve our freedoms, by guaranteeing them in two codes, our code of laws, and the software code that makes up the architecture of the net itself.