On the Internet, however, there is no check on silly rules, because on the
Internet, increasingly, rules are enforced not by a human but by a machine:
Increasingly, the rules of copyright law, as interpreted by the copyright
owner, get built into the technology that delivers copy-righted content. It is
code, rather than law, that rules. And the problem with code regulations is
that, unlike law, code has no shame.
-- Lawrence Lessig, "Free Culture"
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