Law in the Internet Society

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Eben Moglen, Anarchism Triumphant: Free Software and the Death of Copyright, First Monday, August 1999

Eben Moglen, The dotCommunist Manifesto (2003).

How The Empire Tries to Strike Back

Eben Moglen, Free Software and the Broadcast Media, December 2002 PostScript PDF

Eben Moglen, Untrustworthy Computing, July 2002 PostScript PDF

Eben Moglen, Security Through Freedom, June 2002 PostScript PDF

Eben Moglen, Exploring the Frontiers of Unfreedom, May 2002 PostScript PDF

Eben Moglen, More Menace from the Mouse, March 2002 PostScript PDF

Interview with Linus Torvalds, First Monday, March 1998

Amy Harmon and John Markoff, Internal Memo Shows Microsoft Executives' Concern Over Free Software, New York Times, November 3, 1998

Amy Harmon, Self-Proclaimed Computer Geeks Hold 'Windows Refund Day', New York Times, February 16, 1999

Amy Harmon, Compressed Data: Doesn't Go to the Highest Bidder, New York Times, March 1, 1999

John Markoff, New Program Is Introduced to Ease Use of Linux System, New York Times, March 4, 1999

Intel Expected to Buy Stake in Linux Firm, New York Times, March 1, 1999

Dell Bolsters Support of Windows Rival Linux, New York Times, April 7, 1999

Matt Richtel, Share Price More Than Triples in Red Hat's Public Offering, New York Times, August 12, 1999

Steve Lohr, With Acquisition, Sun Takes Aim at Microsoft, New York Times, August 31, 1999

Saul Hansell, Surging Number of Patents Engulfs Internet Commerce, New York Times, December 10, 1999

Jack Bryar, Palladium's perilous promise, NewsForge, June 28, 2002.

Matthew Broersma, Microsoft server crash nearly causes 800-plane pile-up, Techworld, September 21, 2004.

Terrence A. Maxwell, Is Copyright Necessary?, First Monday, September 2004.

For a retrospective on GNU, see Bruce Byfield, Richard Stallman looks back at 25 years of the GNU project,, September 26, 2008.

For another topical interview with Richard Stallman, see Bobbie Johnson, Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman,, September 29, 2008.

Salon's Cyrus Farivar on why "Microsoft Doesn't Matter Anymore," October 3, 2008.

Can open source survive Congress?, September 9, 2008.

The Microsoft-Stacked SC 34 Committee Makes a Move (to take over OOXML and therefore ODF), Groklaw, October 2, 2008.

Where It Ends

Eben Moglen, Free Government, September 2002 PostScript PDF

Eben Moglen, Free Government, II, October 2002 PostScript PDF

Eben Moglen, A View From just Before Stage 2, September 11, 2008

Play it Again, Sam

Mike Masnick, Kickass Torrents Creator Can't Get Criminal Case Tossed Out, Techdirt, Aug 7th 2017

MGM et al. v. Grokster, Ltd., No. 04-480, U.S. Supreme Court, June 27, 2005

Brief Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent in MGM et al. v. Grokster, Ltd.(PDF), 04-480 (March 1, 2005) For other amicus briefs and documents related to the case, see the MGM v. Grokster information page at

David Bauder, BMI Develops Robot to Monitor Online Music Sales, New York Times, October 16, 1997

Jon Pareles, With a Click, a New Era of Music Dawns, New York Times, November 15, 1998

Neil Strauss, Expert to Help Devise Format for Delivering Music on Internet, New York Times, March 1, 1999

Neil Strauss, Free Web Music Spreads From Campus to Office, New York Times, April 5, 1999

Jon Pareles, Musicians Want an Internet Revolution, New York Times, March 8, 1999

Neil Strauss, Rap Revolutionaries Plan an Internet Release, New York Times, April 16, 1999

Matt Richtel, Sony and IBM Create Alliance on Internet Music, New York Times, April 16, 1999

Neil Strauss, Pirate-Proof Music on Web? So Far, That Does Not Compute, New York Times, April 24, 1999

John Markoff, New System for PC Music Due Stirs Recording Industry's Piracy Concerns, New York Times, May 3, 1999

Coalition Sets Plan to Block Internet Music Piracy, New York Times, June 28, 1999

Matt Richtel, Record Labels Assert Control in Cyberspace, New York Times, July 5, 1999

Mark Amerika, Sonic Upheaval: Using MP3 To Rip the System, Telepolis (English Edition), September 7, 1999

John Markoff, Bridging Two Worlds to Make Downloadable Music Profitable, New York Times, September 13, 1999

Carl S. Kaplan, Copyright Decision Threatens Freedom to Link, New York Times, December 10, 1999

Carl S. Kaplan, DVD Lawsuit Questions Legality of Linking, New York Times, January 6, 2000

Carl S. Kaplan, DVD Case Will Test Reach of Digital Copyright Law, New York Times, July 14, 2000

Carl S.Kaplan, Norwegian Teenager Appears at Hacker Trial He Sparked, New York Times, July 21, 2000

Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes (PDF), 00 Civ. 0277 (LAK), August 17, 2000

Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Corley, No. 00-9185 (CA2, November 28, 2001)

Reuters, Study Says That Napster Increases Music Sales, New York Times, July 21, 2000

Bloomberg News, Sony's Music Unit Sued Over Customer Steering, New York Times, February 1, 2000

Alec Foege, A Watchdog for Online Music, New York Times, May 5, 2000

Amy Harmon, Powerful Music Software Has Industry Worried, New York Times, March 7, 2000

Matt Richtel, Judge Rules On 2 Issues in Music Case, New York Times, May 8, 2000

Constant Brand, European Music Stars Fight to Block Internet Piracy, New York Times, July 14, 2000

Matt Richtel, In Victory for Record Industry, Judge Bars Napster Music Site, New York Times, July 27, 2000

Amy Harmon, For Many Online Music Fans, Court Ruling Is Call to Arms, New York Times, July 28, 2000

Amy Harmon, Copyright and Copying Wrongs: A Web Rebalancing Act, New York Times, September 10, 2000

Warner Music, RealNetworks in Digital Music Pact, New York Times, September 11, 2000

Use of Napster Quadruples, New York Times, September 11, 2000

Cnet News.Com, The Smashing Pumpkins Take Music Directly to Napster Fans, New York Times, September 12, 2000

Amy Harmon, Rock Musicians Enter Fray on Copyrights, New York Times, November 13, 2000

Amy Harmon, Deal Settles Suit Against, New York Times, November 15, 2000

Matt Richtel, Napster Case: Hard Queries on Copyrights, New York Times, October 3, 2000

Jon Pareles, The Many Futures of Music, Maybe One of Them Real, New York Times, January 10, 2002

Neil Strauss, Record Labels' Answer to Napster Still Has Artists Feeling Bypassed, New York Times, February 18, 2002

Laura Holson, Readjusting the Power in the Music Industry, New York Times, January 28, 2002

Jennifer Medina, Fees Forcing College Radio Stations to Scale Back Webcasts, New York Times, October 20, 2002

David McGuire, Court Rejects Music Industry Subpoenas, Washington Post, December 19, 2003

David McGuire, RIAA Sues Song-Swapping Suspects, Washington Post, January 21, 2004

Bill Werde, Defiant Downloads Rise From Underground, New York Times, Feburary 24, 2004

Geneva Declaration on the Future of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), September 22, 2004.

Clive Thompson, Sex, Drugs and Updating Your Blog , New York Times, May 13, 2007.

Thomas Ricker DRM: the state of disrepair, Engadget, Febuary 16, 2007.

Brian Stelter, Some Media Companies Choose to Profit From Pirated YouTube Clips, NY Times, August 15, 2008

For a reasonably interesting interview about the DMCA and its anti-circumvention measures, see Free Will: Hack the Vote with Will Wilkinson and Ed Felten,, October 9, 2008. (You might want to skip the first 10 minutes are so, which are mostly pleasantries and introductions.)

Revising the Author

David R. Sewell, The Internet Oracle: Virtual Authors and Network Community, First Monday, June 1997

William Butler O'Connor, Create or be Created: How the Internet Cultural Renaissance is Turning Audience Members into Artists, First Monday, October 1997

Saul Hansell, In Wired World, Much Is Free at Click of a Mouse, New York Times, October 14, 1999

Jonathan Lethem, The ecstasy of influence: A plagiarism, Harper's, February 2007

How Bad Can It Get?

Brief Amicus Curiae in Eldred v. Ashcroft, No. 01-618, US Supreme Court, May 20, 2002 PostScript PDF

Eldred v. Ashcroft(PDF), No. 01-618, United States Supreme Court, January 15, 2003

Jeri Clausing, Federal Act Targets Software Theft From Net, New York Times, November 20, 1997

No Electronic Theft (NET) Act, P.L. 105-147, 111 Stat. 2678, December 16, 1997

Jeri Clausing, House Reaches Compromise on Digital Copyright Law, July 18, 1998

Digital Millennium Copyright Act, P.L. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860, October 28, 1998

Jeri Clausing, Bill on Protecting Databases Resurfaces in House, New York Times, March 19, 1999

Collections of Information Antipiracy Act, H.R. 354, January 19, 1999

Grant Gross, New violators of the DMCA? Reuters,,, dozens of other publications, and us, NewsForge, May 22, 2002

Giving the Market for Eyeballs What It Wants

Bill Carter, Will This Machine Change Television?, New York Times, July 5, 1999

Joel Brinkley, A Step Toward a Versatile High-Definition VCR, New York Times, September 16, 1999

Owning the Web

Bernardo A. Huberman and Lada A.Adamic, Novelty and Social Search in the World Wide Web, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center

Matthew Mirapaul, Lyrics Site in Copyright Dispute May Go Commercial, New York Times, January 30, 1999

Compressed Data: Several Lawsuits Challenge Internet Ads, New York Times, February 15, 1999

Bob Tedeschi, Ticketmaster and Microsoft Settle Linking Dispute, New York Times, February 15, 1999

Lisa Napoli, Yahoo Angers GeoCities Members With Copyright Rules, New York Times, June 30, 1999

Carl S. Kaplan, Is Linking Always Legal? The Experts Aren't Sure, New York Times, August 6, 1999

Carl S. Kaplan, Assessing Linking Liability, New York Times, September 7, 2000

Farhad Manjoo, Public Protests NPR Link Policy, Wired, June 20, 2002.

Lisa M. Bowman, Net archive silences Scientology critic, Cnet News.Com, September 24, 2002.

Declan McCullagh, US government wants firms' security secrets, ZDNet, April 17, 2003.

The Higher Learning Stoops to Conquer

Karen W. Arenson, More Colleges Plunging Into Uncharted Waters of Online Courses, New York Times, November 2, 1998

Pamela Mendels, Copyright Law Raises Questions for Distance Education, New York Times, February 10, 1999

Karen W. Arenson, New Company at Columbia Aims to Profit From Internet, New York Times, April 3, 1999

Pamela Mendels, More Publishers Adapt Textbooks to Digital Era, New York Times, August 4, 1999

Book Ripping, Google Books, and the Death of the Textbook Business

Fixing It Up

John Kelsey and Bruce Schneier, The Street Performer Protocol and Digital Copyrights, First Monday, June 1999

Linda Greenhouse, Justices to Review Copyright Extension, New York Times, February 20, 2002

Amy Harmon, Case Could Shift Balance in Debate on Public Domain, New York Times, February 20, 2002

Associated Press, Court Rules Against Patriot Act, Wired, January 24, 2004

Sarah McBride? and Ethan Smith, Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits, Wall Street Journal, December 19, 2008. The RIAA appears to have conceded.

Android vs. iPhone: Why Openness May Not Be the Best


Bilski v. Kappos, Supreme Court of the United States, June 28, 2010. Major case decided on patentable subject matter, but more cases are currently being heard on this issue.

Interview with Eben Moglen on Bilski and Software Patents, The Prior Art Blog, August 5, 2010.



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