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internetnews.com: Lessig Makes Plea For Read/Write Internet

Feb 16, 2006, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Stanford Professor Lawrence Lessig warned that today's fast-growing, free-wheeling Internet is threatened by network providers who want to control innovation and commerce on the Internet much the way AT&T once controlled the phone networks.

"Speaking at the Open Source Business Conference here, Lessig said society has to decide if it wants to continue down the current path of a 'read-only' Internet or embrace what he called a 'read/write Internet' with broad access to content and the ability to legally build on the creative works of others..."

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