The Empire Strikes Back
A. Michael Froomkin
University of Miami - School of Law
Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 73, p. 1101, 1998
This comment concentrates on the one theme found in each of the papers in the symposium to which it responds: the relationship of the Internet to the causes and consequences of the rise of supra-nationalism. Parts I and II summarize and discuss the portions of the three papers relevant to this theme. Part III explains there is a risk that the tensions discussed in all three papers may exacerbate the worst aspects of this particular form of globalization. Indeed, when one considers the reactions already brewing against border-subverting aspects of the Internet, the medium-term effects of the communications revolution may be somewhat more nasty and anti-democratic then anyone had imagined.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: Internet law, supra-nationalism, Post-Johnson, Perritt, Burk
Date posted: January 16, 2016 ; Last revised: February 3, 2016