In fact, Lessig argues, the Internet is quite possibly the most regulable technology ever invented, and if we don’t realize that fact, and protect ourselves from it, we’re in for some serious pain down the road. And for Lessig, the government isn’t the only potential regulator. Instead, Lessig argues, commercial interests may become the most pervasive regulators on the Internet.

Comment by Gerd: this is a very real danger IMHO - your thoughts ?

Sadly, yes, I’m scared as hell of how easy the internet is to strangle. The problem is all the people powerful enough to regulate the strangling are the ones we have to fear.

Larry Lessig on Facebook, Apple, and the Future of “Code” | John Battelle’s Search Blog (via futuresagency)