Legal Framework of Information Society LEFIS Durham Workshop 2004. Information Society e-Legal Education: Integrating the Social Economic and Political Context.
LEFIS Durham Workshop 2004
Prof. Abdul Paliwala, Univeristy of Warwick; Director (ICT) UK Centre for Legal Education; Electronic Law Journals; Law Courseware Consortium
Cyberspace has an architecture; its code — the software and
hardware that defines how cyberspace is — is its architecture. That
architecture embeds certain principles; its sets the terms on which
one uses the space; it defines what’s possible in the space. And
these terms and possibilities affect innovation in the space. Some
architectures invite innovation; others chill it.
The Code in Law, and the Law in Code Lawrence Lessig † http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/works/lessig/pcforum.pdf
In the information age, the critical organisational form is networking. The most critical distinction in this organisational logic is to be or not to be – in the network. Be in the network, and you can share and, over time, increase your chances. Be out of the network, or become switched off, and your chances vanish since everything that counts is organised around a world wide web of interacting networks (Castells 1998).
Problem: Digital Divide