Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice

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The legal and technical rules governing flows of information are out of balance, argues Julie E. Cohen in this original analysis of information law and policy. Flows of cultural and technical information are overly restricted, while flows of personal information often are not restricted at all. The author investigates the institutional forces shaping the emerging information society and the contradictions between those forces and the ways that people use information and information technologies in their everyday ...

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Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice

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Overview

The legal and technical rules governing flows of information are out of balance, argues Julie E. Cohen in this original analysis of information law and policy. Flows of cultural and technical information are overly restricted, while flows of personal information often are not restricted at all. The author investigates the institutional forces shaping the emerging information society and the contradictions between those forces and the ways that people use information and information technologies in their everyday lives. She then proposes legal principles to ensure that people have ample room for cultural and material participation as well as greater control over the boundary conditions that govern flows of information to, from, and about them.

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Editorial Reviews

Association of Internet Researchers - AoIR
Won the 2013 AoIR book award given by the Association of Internet Researchers.
Surveillance and Society Journal - Book Award
Shortlisted for the 2013 Surveillance and Society Journal Book Prize.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300125436
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 1/24/2012
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Julie E. Cohen teaches and writes about intellectual property law and privacy law, with particular focus on copyright and on the intersection of copyright and privacy rights in the networked information society. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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