Making Laws for Cyberspace

Paperback | April 15, 2012

byChris Reed

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Providing a scholarly analysis of how to govern and make the right kinds of laws for cyberspace, in this work, Professor Reed investigates the vast majority of cyberspace users who wish to act lawfully and asks whether the current state of law in cyberspace makes it possible for them to do so.If not, why not, and what is the cure?In this book, Professor Reed puts forward a new model for cyberspace laws which focuses on human actions rather than the technology used. Arguing that, in cyberspace, law works primarily through voluntary obedience rather than fear of enforcement, Professor Reed explains his thoughtful andcontroversial new viewpoint as to how cyberspace laws should be devised and re-opens the debate as to the value of law for regulating cyberspace and how best to influence the behaviour of cyberspace actors. The only text to comprehensively analyse European cyberspace lawmaking, this book provides anew perspective to the debate about the proper shape and scope of internet laws.

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Providing a scholarly analysis of how to govern and make the right kinds of laws for cyberspace, in this work, Professor Reed investigates the vast majority of cyberspace users who wish to act lawfully and asks whether the current state of law in cyberspace makes it possible for them to do so.If not, why not, and what is the cure?In th...

Chris Reed is Professor of Electronic Commerce Law at Queen Mary, University of London. He teaches on a number of Queen Mary's LLM courses in the field, which include Computer Law, Electronic Commerce Law, and Cyberspace Law. From 1997-2000, Chris was Joint Chairman of the Society for Computers and Law, and in 1997-8 he acted as Speci...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199657610

ISBN - 13:9780199657612

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Part I - Cyberspace as a lawful spaceIntroduction1. Command and control2. The route to lawfulnessPart II - Authority in cyberspace3. Extraterritoriality4. Enforcement in cyberspace5. Sources of authority6. Authoritative lawmakingPart III - Respectworthy laws7. Cyberspace communities and cyberspace norms8. Three ways to make meaningless law9. Aims and effectiveness10. Mismatch with cyber-reality