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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.

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Keywords: Internet law, supra-nationalism, Post-Johnson, Perritt, Burk

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Froomkin, A. Michael, The Empire Strikes Back (1998). Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 73, p. 1101, 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2715743

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