Peer-produced “Code” (the book)


Fascinating: Wiki company JotSpot announced that it is working together with Larry Lessig on a peer-produced update of his 99-classic Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. The project overview reads as follows:

Professor Lessig first published “Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace” in 1999. After five years in print and changes in law, technology and the context in which they reside, Code required an update. Employing 15 volunteer ‘chapter captains’ as managers on the JotSpot wiki, Professor Lessig is inviting the public to contribute to an update. Once the project nears completion, Professor Lessig will take the contents of this wiki and prepare it for publication. The resulting book, Code v.2, will be published in late 2005 by Basic Books. All royalties, including the book advance, will be donated to Creative Commons, a not-for-profit organization focused on flexible copyright.

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