Class 2: Voluntary Standards Setting, Social Norms, Code as Law

Readings and Materials

John Perry Barlow, A Declaration of Independence for Cyberspace (1996)

GNU Public License v. 3.0  (skim briefly)

David R. Johnson & David Post, Law and Borders:  The Rise of Law in Cyberspace, 48 Stan. L. Rev. 1367 (1996) (excerpts)

Frank H. Easterbrook, Cyberspace and the Law of the Horse, 1996 U. Chi. Legal F. 207 (excerpts)

Lawrence Lessig, Code:  and Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999) (excerpts)

World Wide Web Consortium, “About WC3”; Facts About WC3

Open Stand Agreement

European Commission Communication on Internet Governance (December 2, 2014)