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Contents List of illustrations and tables Acknowledgements 1 Defining Internet Law There is more to standards than functionality The other kinds of laws Technical practices intersecting with national and international laws Connecting technologies, laws, communities and cultures Internet cultures Law and internet cultures 2 Defining Internet cultures Mapping global communities Mapping Mandevilleís Travels The dot com bubble: the ugly face of Internet space and time? ìPets.com because pets donít driveî. Itís possible that I am (or you are) in the Matrix right now. 3 Universal standards and the end of the universe. The IETF, global governance and patents Questions of responsibility The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Rough consensus and the power of ideas Responsible patenting? Pragmatics of the IETF universe The sky is falling? 4 Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds Whatís in a name? What is open source? What country are we at war with? Who are ëweí? ìDoubleplusgoodî is in the detail Language, trust, community and law Who destroys the past controls the future Newoldspeak: Private power public good 5 In a world without fences who needs Gates? It's Official: Everybody Hates Microsoft The information future is here and here again Law as cyborg What the critics claim So what enabled Microsoftís rise to success? How economists debate technology choices: network effects, path dependence and lock-in Judge Jacksonís Findings The District Circuit Appeal Naturalising ideological agendas: a ìtechnologically dynamic marketî Fear and Trembling in Silicon Valley Why the legal resolution doesnít allay anxieties Moving the village 6 Telling Tales. Digital Piracy and the Law Peer-to-peer: anarchy versus oligarchy? Moral panics and copyright law Napster, Grokster and more Standing Before the Law Technology Marketing Donít Steal Music The digital commons movement Legal signs, fads and fashions 7 Participate/comply/resist Inhuman flows Participation and the new citizenship WSIS: What to expect? Australia-US Free Trade Agreement Globalized law-making Compliance with cyberlaw activism ëBe Alert, But Not Alarmedí Resistance Reconciling law and internet culture Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Internet -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Internet -- Law and legislation.
Internet -- Social aspects.