The IP Law Book Review: Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Every Day Practice, by Julie Cohen
The IP Law Book Review, v. 4, No 1, April 2014, p. 32-45
16 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2014 Last revised: 30 Oct 2014
Date Written: April 1, 2014
Julie Cohen's "Configuring the Networked Self" is an extraordinarily insightful book. Cohen not only applies extant theory to law; she also distills it into her own distinctive social theory of the information age. Thus, even relatively short sections of chapters of her book often merit article-length close readings. I here offer a brief for the practical importance of Cohen’s theory, and ways it should influence intellectual property policy and scholarship.
Keywords: flow of information, information age, digital copyright infringement
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