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

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-22

16 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2014 Last revised: 30 Oct 2014

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Frank A. Pasquale

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; Yale University - Yale Information Society Project

Date Written: April 1, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Pasquale, Frank A., The IP Law Book Review: Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Every Day Practice, by Julie Cohen (April 1, 2014). The IP Law Book Review, v. 4, No 1, April 2014, p. 32-45; U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-22. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2427888

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