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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Law and Internet Cultures

ISBN13: 9780521600484
ISBN: 0521600480
Published: June 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: 0521600480
Price: £24.99

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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.

Information Technology Law, Internet Law
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.