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Reflections on Exclusion and Coordination in Cyberspace: The Case of Domain Names

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dc.contributor.author Radin, Margaret Jane en_US
dc.contributor.author Wagner, R. Polk en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:12:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:12:47Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-14 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-03-14 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4103
dc.description.abstract "We will begin in Part I by describing some technical features of the Internet and of its governance, just enough to make the following discussion intelligible. Then in Part II we will consider the evolution of a property rights scheme in domain names, and the temptation to consider them a species of mutant trademark. Finally, in Part III we will use the domain names problem as a jumping-off point to reflect on the possibility of the Internet as a self-ordering legal environment. Self-regulation is seen by many Internet partisans as a very attractive possibility, mostly because it is seen as offering a realm of free choice and access to information never before possible. The alternatives involving conflicting and onerous territorial regulations seem unworkable and unattractive. Yet, at least as food for thought for these advocates, we offer cautions about the pitfalls and limitations of self-regulation." en_US
dc.subject Internet en_US
dc.subject information technology en_US
dc.title Reflections on Exclusion and Coordination in Cyberspace: The Case of Domain Names en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.sector Information & Knowledge en_US
dc.submitter.email rshivakoti@yahoo.com en_US

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