Why I recommend this — 6 years ago
This book can really change the way you see the Internet, and the ongoing struggle to make it the best environment possible.
Too many of us (myself included) get caught up in the libertarian view that the Internet is free, and it should be kept free of reguluation. The market will take care of itself.
Lessig shows us that while that is a nice ideal, it doesn’t translate. Cyberspace is not natural. It was created, and can be controlled if we don’t work to stop it and make sure our values are known.