Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-284) and index.
Digital life : understanding second-order effects
The weird economics of information : non-rivalrous goods and the problem of transaction costs
Law one : convergence : when worlds collide
Law two : personal information : from privacy to propriety
Law three : human rights : social contracts in digital life
Law four : infrastructure : rules of the road on the information highway
Law five : business : all regulation is local
Law six : crime : public wrongs, private remedies
Law seven : copyright : reset the balance
Law eight : patent : virtual machines need virtual lubricants
Law nine : software : open always wins...eventually
Conclusion : lessons learned.
Explores nine critical areas in which technology is dramatically rewriting the rules of business and life. This book will help business owners and managers understand not only how to avoid being blindsided by customer rebellion, but also how to benefit from it. It will teach lawyers, judges, and regulators when to keep their hands off the system, and it will show consumers the consequences of their digital actions.--From publisher description.