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Book Review: What's in a Name?


Jonathan Zittrain


Harvard Law School and Kennedy School; Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Berkman Center for Internet & Society


Federal Communications Law Journal, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
In the spring of 1998, the U.S. government told the Internet: Govern yourself. This unfocused order - a blandishment, really, expressed as an awkward "statement of policy" by the Department of Commerce, carrying no direct force of law - came about because the management of obscure but critical centralized Internet functions was at a political crossroads.

This essay reviews Milton Mueller's book Ruling the Root, and the ways in which it accounts for what happened both before and after that crossroads.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: ICANN, Internet Governance, cyberlaw, IETF

JEL Classification: L33, L44, K29

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Date posted: November 26, 2002  

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Zittrain, Jonathan, Book Review: What's in a Name?. Federal Communications Law Journal, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=350560 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.350560

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Jonathan Zittrain (Contact Author)
Harvard Law School and Kennedy School ( email )
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Harvard Law School
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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