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Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is a professor of law at Stanford and founder of the school’s Center for Internet and Society. His books include Free Culture and The Future of Ideas.

The sharing economy

Lawrence Lessig, 18 August 2005

In an increasingly remote region of cyberspace called USENET, a highly committed group of volunteers works to help people they’ve never met with computer problems. These problems might be simple; some are quite complex. Yet these volunteers spend many hours helping lost cyber-souls find digital salvation. In this particular space, there are more than two million contributors a year, with...

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