Law and regulation in cyberspace

Yee Fen Lim

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Cyberworlds
EditorsTosiyasu Kunii, Hock Soon Seah, Alexei Sourin
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages34-39
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0769519229
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventInternational Conference on Cyberworlds (2003) - Singapore
Duration: 3 Dec 20035 Dec 2003

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Cyberworlds (2003)
CitySingapore
Period3/12/035/12/03

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Keywords

  • Internet
  • legislation

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