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The New Territorialism in the Not-So-New Frontier of Cyberspace

By William L. Reynolds and Juliet M. Moringiello


This Essay addresses the following questions: What jurisdictions should govern cyberspace problems? Are cyberspace problems different from those in the tangible world? If so, what are the implications for governance? We conclude that the judicial response to cyberspace governance has been mostly correct. After some adaptation problems (an early learning curve), courts have generally followed common law analogs to cyberspace problems. In other words, those problems are not treated as unique unless there is something special about the internet that suggests different resolutions are needed. There certainly is nothing to suggest that American courts or legislatures are trying to occupy the field of cyberspace law

Topics: Internet, communication, Internet Law
Publisher: DigitalCommons@UM Carey Law
Year: 2014
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