Rethinking Cyberlaw

Rethinking Cyberlaw

A New Vision for Internet Law

Rethinking Law series

Jacqueline Lipton

The rapid increase in Internet usage over the past several decades has led to the development of new and essential areas of legislation and legal study. Jacqueline Lipton takes on the thorny question of how to define the field that has come to be known variously as cyberlaw, cyberspace law or Internet law. Unlike much of the existing literature, this book tackles the question with the benefit of hindsight and draws on several decades of legal developments in the United States and abroad that help illustrate the scope of the field.

Chapter 6: Conclusions on the future of cyberlaw

Jacqueline Lipton

Subjects: innovation and technology, technology and ict, law - academic, information and media law, internet and technology law


This chapter draws together threads of discussions raised in the preceding chapter to suggest ways forward for the development of the cyberlaw field with an enhanced focus on the role of online intermediaries in a globalized digital world. While it does not provide specific answers to many of the conundrums facing legislators about balancing intellectual property, privacy, reputational and other rights and interests in the digital world, it hopefully provides a more concrete and cohesive framework within which to debate future law reforms domestically and globally.

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