Gabriella Coleman on Why Code Is Speech

Credit: Stian Eikeland / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SACredit: Stian Eikeland / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SAFrom Reason’s April issue, McGill University professor Gabriella Coleman explains how computer hackers have been trying to write themselves into the U.S. Constitution by arguing that software and source code is a form of speech and also by mounting First Amendment challenges to intrusive government controls.

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