Has the internet expanded democracy, or has it accelerated the privatization of ideas? How does it affect institutions that mediate public life such as newspapers, libraries, and universities? How do we ensure that a wired world has the healthy public discourse it requires?
Lawrence Lessig, author of The Future of Ideas, is Professor of Law and founder of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.
Pamela Samuelson, founder of the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic, is a MacArthur Fellow and Professor of Law at UC Berkeley.
GEOFFREY NUNBERG (moderator)
Geoffrey Nunberg is well-known for his language commentary on the NPR program Fresh Air, and is Consulting Professor of Linguistics at Stanford.