Virtual Constitutions: The Creation of Rules for Governing Private Networks

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Michael I. Meyerson

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: Fall 1994

Abstract

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.

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

Suggested Citation

Meyerson, Michael I., Virtual Constitutions: The Creation of Rules for Governing Private Networks (Fall 1994). Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 8, No.1, p. 129, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1323868

Michael I. Meyerson (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

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