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Cyberspace, left to itself, will not fulfill the promise of freedom. Left to itself, cyberspace will become the perfect tool of control.
--Lawrence Lessig

  2001

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Timeline: 2000 - 2001 - 2002

Tim Berners-Lee writes The Semantic Web.

Alan Kay leaves Disney to found the Viewpoints Research Institute.

The U.S. Court of Appeals determines that Microsoft violated anti-trust laws but reverses the break-up order.

The U.S. Court of Appeals rules against the plaintiffs challenging the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.

Protests organized by text messages sent on cell phones force Philippine president Joseph Estrada to resign.

Terrorists hijack jetliners and fly them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, destroying the towers and killing thousands.

The U.S. launches an attack on Afghanistan in response.

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