A 50-foot tall Marine Corps drill instructor
is hovering over America's cities
A plump pink Russian emerges from a bath
and sews himself some new clothing
Our bodies, receptors for art
or a state-of-the-art recycling facility
"You are blocking traffic," the trooper told him
"We are traffic," he replied
I'm wearing a mail shirt because
I'm delivering a message today
People sleeping with soggy, shredded newspapers,
we are enclosed
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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