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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
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Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice

ISBN13: 9780300125436
Published: January 2012
Publisher: Yale University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £40.00

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The legal and technical rules governing flows of information are out of balance, argues Julie 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.