'Chapter 45 - Internet' from A History of IP in 50 Objects

A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects, Cambridge University Press, Jun 2019; ISBN 9781108420013

Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 19-26

9 Pages Posted: 17 May 2019 Last revised: 9 Oct 2019

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Jonathan L. Zittrain

Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Berkman Center for Internet & Society; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Date Written: April 16, 2019

Abstract

In a book chartered to demonstrate intellectual property in objects, what concrete thing can represent the Internet, a phenomenon that exists only as a well-elaborated idea? Perhaps the best physical representation of the genius of the Internet—and in particular, “Internet Protocol”—is found in an hourglass.

Keywords: Intellectual Property, Internet, Cyberlaw

Suggested Citation

Zittrain, Jonathan, 'Chapter 45 - Internet' from A History of IP in 50 Objects (April 16, 2019). A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects, Cambridge University Press, Jun 2019; ISBN 9781108420013, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 19-26, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3373352

Jonathan Zittrain (Contact Author)

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