He was subsequently mentioned as a candidate to head the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates the telecommunications industry.In computer science, "code" typically refers to the text of a computer program (the source code).Lessig has known President Barack Obama since their days of both teaching law at the University of Chicago.In 2007, Lessig came out in favor of then Democratic primary candidate Barack Obama, citing the transformative nature of the Obama campaign as one of his chief reasons.he does not believe content providers should be charged different amounts.The reason is that the Internet, under the neutral end-to-end design is an invaluable platform for innovation, and the economic benefit of innovation would be threatened if large corporations could purchase faster service to the detriment of newer companies with less capital.He is a former board member of the Free Software Foundation and Software Freedom Law Center; the Washington, D. lobbying groups Public Knowledge and Free Press; and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. As co-director of the Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe there, he helped the newly-independent Republic of Georgia draft a constitution.Lessig has described his candidacy as a referendum on campaign finance reform and electoral reform legislation. Lessig has been politically liberal since studying philosophy at Cambridge in the mid-1980s.
He was reported on CBC News as saying that he has always been in favour of allowing internet providers to charge differently for consumer access at different speeds.
In law, "code" can refer to the texts that constitute statutory law.
In his 1999 book Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, Lessig explores the ways in which code in both senses can be instruments for social control, leading to his dictum that "Code is law." Lessig later updated his work in order to keep up with the prevailing views of the time and released the book as Code: Version 2.0 in December 2006.
enabled, and a different kind of creativity has emerged as a consequence." Lessig has long been known to be a supporter of net neutrality.
In 2006, he testified before the US Senate that he believed Congress should ratify Michael Powell's four Internet freedoms and add a restriction to access-tiering, i.e.
In 2001, he founded Creative Commons, a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon and to share legally. After graduating from law school, he clerked for a year for Judge Richard Posner, at the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, Illinois, and another year for Justice Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court.