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Is Internet Exceptionalism Dead?

THE NEXT DIGITAL DECADE - ESSAYS ON THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET, p. 179, Berin Szoka, Adam Marcus, eds., TechFreedom, Washington, D.C., 2010

13 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2011  

Tim Wu

Columbia University - Law School

Date Written: December 28, 2010

Abstract

Is there such a thing as Internet exceptionalism? If so, just what is the Internet an exception to? It may appear technical, but this is actually one of the big questions of our generation, for the Internet has shaped the United States and the world over the last twenty years in ways people still struggle to understand. The question is not merely academic. The greatest Internet firms can be succinctly defined as those that have best understood what makes the Internet different.

Keywords: internet exceptionalism

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Wu, Tim, Is Internet Exceptionalism Dead? (December 28, 2010). THE NEXT DIGITAL DECADE - ESSAYS ON THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET, p. 179, Berin Szoka, Adam Marcus, eds., TechFreedom, Washington, D.C., 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1752415

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