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Reading the Constitution in Cyberspace, by Lawrence Lessig.
Newly Appointed 'Special Master'
To Probe MS Issues
Wired News Staff
> US District Court Judge Thomas Penfield
> Jackson appointed Harvard professor
> Lawrence Lessig as a "special master" to take
> additional evidence in the antitrust case.
> Lessig's specific assignment is somewhat
> uncertain, but may involve the thorny issue of
> Microsoft's integration of their Internet
> Explorer Web browser with Windows. The
> company has said that the product's next
> generation, Windows 98, will obliterate the line
> between where the browser ends and the
> operating system begins.
> Based on initial information, Lessig seems well
> up to the task. He is currently teaching a
> course called "The Law of Cyberspace." In the
> summer of 1996, he wrote " Reading the
> Constitution in Cyberspace," an article in the
> Emory Law Journal that was cited repeatedly
> by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day
> O'Connor in her opinion in the
> Communications Decency Act decision last