1998: Internet Regulation

Internet behavior is regulated as explained by Lessig.

  1. Law: n/a?
    "The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it." Gilmore.
  2. Architecture: protocols (IETF, W3C)
    "Architecture is politics." Kapor.
  3. Markets: consumption and production patterns
    "The Internet isn't free. It just has an economy that makes no sense to capitalism." Shapcott.
  4. Social  norms: the Internet culture, maxims, and memes
    "Some jerk infected the Internet with an outright lie. It shows how easy it is to do and how credulous people are." Vonnegut.

On the Net, the architecture, markets, and memes have generally opposed regulation by law.