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Law and Regulation: Scenarios for the Information Age

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This study gives an in-depth analysis of scenarios for government intervention in the information age. In doing so, it addresses the legal questions and challenges arising in a borderless virtual world. The authors elaborate on regulatory solutions found in day-to-day practice, that is, relatively independently of state regulation (by means of technological facilities, private contracts, and intermediary organisations). Subsequently, it is shown how governments and more in particular the Dutch government, deal with the various legal challenges, such as the question of whether national governments are still able to regulate ICT-related issues. Four possible scenarios for government intervention in the virtual world emerge from the analysis. The authors discuss the normative implications of these scenarios and subsequently propose a new scenario.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 ICT and the Law 1
2 Questions and Challenges 5
2.1 Legal Consequences 5
2.2 Questions 6
2.3 Challenges 22
2.4 Conceptual Deficiency 35
3 Directions of Approach 37
3.1 Solutions Based on Practical Experience 37
3.2 Dimensions of Law and Technology 37
3.3 Private Instruments of Control 39
3.4 Privatisation of Standardisation 48
4 The Role of the Government in the Information Society 49
4.1 Adverse Effects on the Normative Basis 49
4.2 Images of Government Intervention 51
4.3 The Legitimacy of Government Intervention 69
4.4 Conclusion 81
5 A Communicative Approach 85
5.1 The Primacy of the Legislator 85
5.2 The Government as a Communicating Planner 86
5.3 Re-evaluation of the Primacy of the Legislator 96
6 Balance 99
6.1 Conclusions 99
6.2 Suggestions for Further Research 102
7 Summary 107
Bibliography 129
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