Who Rules the Net?: Internet Governance and Jurisdiction


This book considers the threats to free speech and online commerce posed by international goverment attempting to impose such territorial statutes and standards within cyberspace.

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This book considers the threats to free speech and online commerce posed by international goverment attempting to impose such territorial statutes and standards within cyberspace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930865433
  • Publisher: Cato Institute
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Pages: 450
  • Lexile: 1710L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Who Rules the Net?
Introduction: Who Rules the Net?
Pt. I General Frameworks for Global Internet Governance
1 Establishing Global Internet Freedom: Tear Down This Firewall 3
2 Be Careful What You Ask For: Reconciling a Global Internet and Local Law 13
3 Against Cyberanarchy 31
4 Against "Against Cyberanarchy" 71
5 The Shift Toward "Targeting" for Internet Jurisdiction 91
6 Federalism in Cyberspace Revisited 119
7 Multijurisdictional Regulation of the Internet 159
Pt. II Current Disputes in Internet Governance
8 Caught in the Seamless Web: Does the Internet's Global Reach Justify Less Freedom of Speech? 219
9 International Liability for Internet Content: Publish Locally, Defend Globally 239
10 If It Ain't Broke, Why Is Everyone Trying to Fix it? Taxing E-Commerce in a Destination-Based World 269
11 Privacy Protection and the Quest for Information Control 297
12 Structured to Fail: ICANN and the "Privatization" Experiment 333
13 Does Cyberspace Need Antitrust? 363
Notes 377
Contributors 469
Index 479
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