Internet Governance by Contract

Hardcover | March 12, 2015

byLee A. Bygrave

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This book presents a transnational and transsystemic perspective on the role of contract in Internet Governance, and considers parameters for assessing the utility and legitimacy of contracts in this context. Bygrave presents definitions and parameters of internet governance and the role of contract alongside examples of how these are used in the ever-changing internet world. He examines topical and well-known mediums such as Facebook in relation to their policies and online parameters. Taking into account legal developments across jurisdictions and within both common law and civil law systems, Bygrave explores the idea of the contract as the principal means of governing the virtual world.

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This book presents a transnational and transsystemic perspective on the role of contract in Internet Governance, and considers parameters for assessing the utility and legitimacy of contracts in this context. Bygrave presents definitions and parameters of internet governance and the role of contract alongside examples of how these are ...

Dr Lee Andrew Bygrave is Professor in the Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law within the Department of Private Law at the University of Oslo. He has extensive experience advising on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) regulatory policy for many institutions, including the EU Commission and the UK House of Lords...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:March 12, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019968734X

ISBN - 13:9780199687343

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Definitions and Parametes3. The Predilection for Contract4. The ICANN-Based Contractual Web5. Lex Facebook6. Contractual Freedom and Statute7. Utility and Legitimacy Issues8. Conclusions