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  1. 1. The case that important gains in liberty promoted by the internet, such as freedom ofspeech. We have many choice to make regarding that very nature; planners of cyberspace. Code is call to arms to make the net a place of liberty rather than control. “East coast code” namely the code of law, interacts with “west coast code,” namely thesoftware’s that shapes what can and can’t be done on the internet.The internet has lost its innocence. The increasing of commercialization of cyberspaceput limits on freedoms. We should all care a great deal about how controllablecyberspace will be.The Architecture of Control:The digital revolution has spawned a series of potential laws and regulations that posenovel trade-offs between law enforcement, commercial progress, and individual liberty.This is not surprising: from the telegraph to the telephone, from radio to satellitetelevision, new technologies have always required new laws and further interpretation ofthe constitution. Because cyberspace is likely to become a pervasive part of everyday life,similar legal decisions may have a profound impact. Market competition will have a lotto do with how well our rights to intellectual property, free speech, and privacy areprotected.Only the managers of AOL can broadcast messages to all members. The Y2K problemshould awaken us to other time-bombs in our lives. The character of cyberspace is still upfor grabs and different user environment yield widely different experiences. Along theselines, lessig looks at how some current on-line environments treats constitutional values.AOL appears to facilitate free speech by permitting multiple pseudonyms, which makesmystery.How Markets Can Promote Fair Use:A popular belief holds that the digitization of information poses a grave threat to thepublishing and entertainment industries. The nature of cyberspace may flip. Instead ofpromoting free and open exchange, it my end up controlling our lives in ways we havenever imagined.The internet seemed to be a vast, out of control copying machine, churning out a copyingmachine. because of emerging encryption technology, we are “entering a time whencopyright is more effectively protected than at any time.Intellectual property rights have traditionally balanced the interests of the producers, whoshould be rewarded for their creative efforts, with those of society, which benefits fromthe easy and widespread dissemination of ideas. The music industry pressuredmanufacturers of digital audiotape machines to make their devices degrade copies of agiven work after a certain number of copies were made.Bear in mind that publishers in other media have already had some success at imposingrules that strength their rights.
  2. 2. Making Cyberspace Safe For Free speech:The world wide web consortium work on its platform for internet content selection’which enables the voluntary rating of content and filtering according to those ratings.Both net scape and Microsoft already have PICS-complaint filters within their browsersoftware.Filtering can be a powerful tool of censorship when applied upstream, especially if usersare unaware that it is happening.Selling Privacy:Free speech and intellectual property are big issues, especially for the entertainment andpublishing industries. But every company doing business on the internet needs to thinkabout privacy. The use of customer information is at the heart of virtually all business- to-consumer e-commerce strategies.The better move toward is to provide individuals with the rights to their own personalinformation, require companies to clearly state and stand by their privacy policies.Some companies will retain the right to sell consumer information or will simply violatetheir stated policies against selling without permission.