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PLS 780
Law of the Internet
Week 1
Tonight
• Course overview and Syllabus Review
• Models of Global Internet Governance
• Regulating the Internet and the Rol...
PLS 780 Law of the Internet
• Review of syllabus
• Course
requirements
• Grading
• Successful student
attributes
• Require...
Global Internet Governance
• How should the
Internet be controlled
or governed?
• Key to understanding
governance is domai...
5 Perspectives
Self-governance or Libertarian Internet is beyond reach of governmental
control and should exist as an inde...
Hybridization is the reality
• Combination or chimera approach
• Global transnational organizations
exist to regulate cros...
National Regulation
• We will be primarily looking at national regulation in
this course
• How the US governs actions and ...
Constant tension
• The law is
constantly adapting
to technology
• The process of
adapting creates
tensions and
sometimes r...
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  1. 1. PLS 780 Law of the Internet Week 1
  2. 2. Tonight • Course overview and Syllabus Review • Models of Global Internet Governance • Regulating the Internet and the Role of Creativity, Innovation and “Common Sense” • Brief Legal Research Refresher (in library)
  3. 3. PLS 780 Law of the Internet • Review of syllabus • Course requirements • Grading • Successful student attributes • Required reading • Suggested reading
  4. 4. Global Internet Governance • How should the Internet be controlled or governed? • Key to understanding governance is domain name system (DNS) since it establishes identity • What will the future look like?
  5. 5. 5 Perspectives Self-governance or Libertarian Internet is beyond reach of governmental control and should exist as an independent legal space Global Transnational Transnational multi-stakeholder institutions need to be created and evolve to deal with Internet governance issues as they arise as global issues with no national boundaries Code/Architecture Code is law. Developers make regulatory decisions via the code they create. National Governments and Law Each country rules the internet with their own law; Treaties govern international or global issues among countries. Market Based Regulation Market forces govern
  6. 6. Hybridization is the reality • Combination or chimera approach • Global transnational organizations exist to regulate cross border activities • National law governs huge portion of activities • Market forces and code play an important role in establishing norms and conventions
  7. 7. National Regulation • We will be primarily looking at national regulation in this course • How the US governs actions and activities on the Internet through the creation of case law, statutes and regulations • Both state and federal (mostly federal)
  8. 8. Constant tension • The law is constantly adapting to technology • The process of adapting creates tensions and sometimes results in lack of clarity and uncertainty
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