The government has an "iPatriot Act" ready for Internet control

My video of Lawrence Lessig, a law professor at Stanford University talking about an "iPatriot Act" has received a lot of views thanks to a post on the top blog site Boing Boing. Lawrence Lessig on the coming "i-Patriot Act" - Boing BoingI've taken out an extract of the relevant part of the video, here is a 3 minute section: http://video.

My video of Lawrence Lessig, a law professor at Stanford University talking about an "iPatriot Act" has received a lot of views thanks to a post on the top blog site Boing Boing. Lawrence Lessig on the coming "i-Patriot Act" - Boing Boing I've taken out an extract of the relevant part of the video, here is a 3 minute section: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4928340447880758524&hl=en This is the relevant section where Mr Lessig talks about having dinner with Richard Clark, the government Counter terrorism Czar.

Lessig: "I had dinner once with Richard Clark at the table and I said 'is there an equivalent to the Patriot Act -- an iPatriot Act -- just sitting waiting for some substantial event just waiting for them to come have the excuse for radically changing the way the Internet works?' And he said, 'Of course there is' -- and I swear this is what he said, and quote -- 'and Vint Cerf is not going to like it very much.'"

This is from Fortune Brainstorm conference "2018: Life on the Net." It was moderated by Quincy Smith, CEO of CBS Interactive. On the podium was Lawrence Lessig, professor of Law at Stanford Law School, Joichi Ito, CEO of Creative Commons and Chairman of Six Apart Japan, and Philip Rosedale, founder and chairman of Linden Lab, (Second Life. The full video is here:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4631871144083884704&hl=en

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