In The New Republic, Lessig warns against too much transparency

HLS Professor Lawrence Lessig’s article “Against Transparency: The perils of openness in government,” appeared in the October 9, 2009 issue of The New Republic. In addition to his professorship at the law school, he is director of Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, and the author most recently of “Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy” (Penguin). He is on the advisory board of the Sunlight Foundation and on the board of Maplight.org.

Scholars discuss fall-out of Google Book settlement, at Berkman Center conference on open libraries

What will “libraries” in 2075 look like? Can copyright law be re-engineered? Should we trust Google to make decisions in the public interest? Those were some of the questions discussed at a workshop entitled “Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries in the Shadow of the Google Book Search Settlement,” which took place at Harvard Law School on July 31.

Hearsay: Summer 1999

“Outside of this context of shared assumptions, e-mail functions like bad poetry where any meaning can be put into the e-mail depending on what you’re trying to see. And that makes it a very dangerous type of document outside of context that people can control.” -Professor Lawrence Lessig, during March 11 interview about e-mail as […]