Lex Networkia: Understanding the Internet community

Edward J. Valauskas

Abstract


Much of the legal effort regarding the Internet and cyberspace occurs with little regard for the communities that will be most affected by new regulations and treaties. The Internet communities have evolved, over time, to create their own processes for self-regulation and tolerance. Legislative experiments that fail to take into account the nature of the Internet communities and the Internet itself are fundamentally counter-productive.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v1i4.490



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