This paper analyses the issue of Internet regulation and the role of law as a regulatory medium. It will firstly argue that it is necessary for the Internet to be regulated as without regulation, the rights of users in the real world and in the cyberworld will be compromised and suppressed and the laws of the physical world will be undermined. An unregulated cyberspace has the potential to compromise legal systems, stifle activity in cyberspace and erode community values. Two key models of regulation will be discussed, namely the judicial model and the socio-normative model. It will be argued that neither offers satisfactory solutions. The paper will argue that a workable model of regulation in cyberspace is one that encompasses elements of law, social norms and Internet architecture.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Cyberworlds|
|Editors||Tosiyasu Kunii, Hock Soon Seah, Alexei Sourin|
|Place of Publication||United States|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||International Conference on Cyberworlds (2003) - Singapore|
Duration: 3 Dec 2003 → 5 Dec 2003
|Conference||International Conference on Cyberworlds (2003)|
|Period||3/12/03 → 5/12/03|
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