Virtual Constitutions: The Creation of Rules for Governing Private Networks
Michael I. Meyerson
University of Baltimore - School of Law
Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 8, No.1, p. 129, 1994
This article discusses the legal issues involving the owners of private computer networks. These issues include public/private network distinctions, First Amendment free speech issues, liability for computer network owners for improper speech posted on their networks, and anti-trust questions. The article analyzes the complexities that result from different forms of network ownership and the relationship of such networks to governmental entities.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
Keywords: computer technology, computer networks, legal system, private networks, rules, policy, First Amendment, free speech, improper speech, antitrust, network ownership
JEL Classification: K19, K29, K39, K49
Date posted: August 1, 2009
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