Law and Internet Cultures by Kathy BowreyLaw and Internet Cultures by Kathy Bowrey

Law and Internet Cultures

byKathy Bowrey

Paperback | July 11, 2005

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This book is about the Internet and the technological and cultural baggage that accompanies it and affects its regulation. It considers the ways decisions about Internet technologies are made; ideas behind global trade and innovation; power of engineers and programmers; influence of multinationals; and questions about global marketing and consumer choice. Although the volume draws upon current debates from globalization, communications and socio-legal theory, it will be comprehensible to a general audience interested in issues associated with technology and innovation.
Kathy Bowrey is a senior secturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales.
Title:Law and Internet CulturesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:252 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:July 11, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521600480

ISBN - 13:9780521600484

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. How productive is Silicon Valley?; 3. What drives innovation? Linux and the politics of open source standards; 4. Engineers, money, standards and protocols; 5. The role of the Leviathans: reflections on the Microsoft litigation; 6. Consumer power. Napster and its heritage; 7. Industry lobbying, cyber activism and governmental responsiveness; 8. Privacy, citizenship and freedom from technological surveillance; 9. Citizenship, technology and foreign policy; 10. Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"Bowrey paints a convincing picture of just how complicated global Internet cultures can be...Law & Internet Cultures succeeds at pointing out that as complex as Internet law is in the United States, it has yet to tackle many international cultural issues."
-Henry Huang, Stanford Journal of International Law