43 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 1999 Last revised: 18 May 2014
Date Written: March 15, 1999
Much Internet scholarship tends to analyze the Internet at an inappropriate level of abstraction; focusing on the Internet as one "medium," when -- by design -- nearly all of the significant facts for certain questions are to be found at the level of the application and its associated protocols. The article suggests that application-centered thinking makes a better tool for the hard Internet questions, such as First Amendment questions (such as filtering) and questions of private ordering.
Keywords: application-centered design, Internet filtering, First Amendment
JEL Classification: K3
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Wu, Tim, Application-Centered Internet Analysis (March 15, 1999). Virginia Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 6, pp. 1163-1204, 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=157928 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.157928