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Lawrence Lessig, The Law of the Horse at 20: Phases of the Net, Keynote Address at WWW '19: The Web Conference (May 13, 2019).

Abstract: The Internet moves in phases, and we are entering the third in 20 years. In this keynote, using a framework drawn from the Law of the Horse, I describe the phase we are entering - the surveillance phase - and the threat it presents to society generally, and democracy in particular. Along the way, I offer an understanding of the Net circa 1999, and the phase that followed it, circa 2009. At each stage, our inability to govern has been a significant liability. In the phase we are entering, it will be devastating.