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Metainformation II: Law produces metainformation

It is possible to think about law as a kind of metainformation. Law structures information, concepts and actions and describes consequences of an action assuming that it conforms to criteria set up. Law consists of a set of rules that describe how information should be treated, what it is and how it can be transmitted. Law thus produces metainformation in a very real sense. Take copyright. Copyright information is metainformation about how certain information may move in a market and under what conditions it can be shared, transmitted, stored…the legal status of a certain piece of information determines its use …continue reading