Virtual Constitutions: The Creation of Rules for Governing Private Networks
25 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2009
Date Written: Fall 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.
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
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