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Do Not Track means Do Not Track

I’ve been giving some thought to proposed “Do Not Track” legislation. The proposals, currently being considered by the FTC and the legislature, seek to protect user privacy by empowering us to tell online services not to track us in a … Continue reading

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Writing Law Like We Write Code

As I, and others, have remarked before: laws bear certain resemblances to computer code. A state’s constitution is like the operating system for that country. We have different types of government: democracy, monarchy, &c, just as we have different operating … Continue reading

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Legal Code

In Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, followed by Code v2, Lawrence Lessig suggests that legal code is something like computer code: laws regulate behaviour the same way that software programs a computer. In our society, we’ve developed structures pursuant … Continue reading

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