(1959 - )
Scottish legal academic who co-founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law School. He was one of the original board members of Creative Commons, which designs voluntary author licences that facilitate the free availability of art, scholarship, and cultural materials.
Science Quotes by James Boyle (1 quote)
The distributed architecture and its technique of packet switching were built around the problem of getting messages delivered despite blockages, holes and malfunctions. Imagine the poor censor faced with such a system. There is no central exchange to seize and hold; messages actively seek out alternative routes so that even if one path is blocked another may open up. Here is the civil libertarians dream.
— James Boyle
As quoted in Richard Rogers, 'The Internet Treats Censorship as a Malfunction and Routes Around It? : A New Media Approach to the Study of State Internet Censorship', collected in Jussi Parikka and Tony D. Sampson (eds.), The Spam Book: On Viruses, Porn, and Other Anomalies from the Dark Side of Digital Culture (2009), 243.