Comments on: norms as regulators http://www.lessig.org/2006/09/norms-as-regulators/ Blog, news, books Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: As http://www.lessig.org/2006/09/norms-as-regulators/#comment-16378 Thu, 05 Oct 2006 07:49:27 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/09/norms_as_regulators.html#comment-16378 Note, the norm technique may also be what Google is doing on its fantastic new service giving free PDFs of works in the public domain. They too request the work not be used commercially.

How is a $100+ billion company not a commercial venture?

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By: Lessig http://www.lessig.org/2006/09/norms-as-regulators/#comment-16377 Fri, 29 Sep 2006 11:12:43 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/09/norms_as_regulators.html#comment-16377 So the frequency of use response to the response to the phone eg is a good one. Maybe that’s it, and I hadn’t thought of that (very good) point. Re Google: I think it’s more “we’ve given the public this cool thing for free, and we don’t want it used against us”. But I dont know. They need to speak for themselves.

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By: ACS http://www.lessig.org/2006/09/norms-as-regulators/#comment-16376 Thu, 28 Sep 2006 21:27:05 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/09/norms_as_regulators.html#comment-16376 Why should Google request that users not use works in the public domain for commercial use?? Surely public domain works do not have rights in them that may be infringed??

It is odd, isn’t it?

Perhaps the grundnorm for Google is referenced to users and not owners of the defiled substance Google purveys?

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By: Jason Coyne http://www.lessig.org/2006/09/norms-as-regulators/#comment-16375 Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:26:27 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/09/norms_as_regulators.html#comment-16375 I concur, that the reason is not to annoy others. Your response : but what about their phone!

At $10/min the calls are likely restricted to urgent calls, or the really rich people. Both are rare enough that the average pain a traveller has to go through are pretty low.

Reduce the cost to free (or at least nothing additional over the net access) and usage will surely climb.

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By: Andreas http://www.lessig.org/2006/09/norms-as-regulators/#comment-16374 Thu, 28 Sep 2006 13:12:23 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/09/norms_as_regulators.html#comment-16374 Maybe the explanation for the first restriction is the same as the second one: people voip’ing for hours may disturb others – note that this is similar to the numerous requests on Japanese trains asking you to refrain from talking on the phone, and even turn off your cell in the vicinity of seats for the elderly.

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