Internet Governance by Contract

Internet Governance by Contract

By: Lee A. Bygrave (author)Hardback

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This book presents a transnational and transsystemic perspective on the role of contract in Internet Governance, and considers parameters for assessing the utility and legitimacy of contracts in this context. Bygrave presents definitions and parameters of internet governance and the role of contract alongside examples of how these are used in the ever-changing internet world. He examines topical and well-known mediums such as Facebook in relation to their policies and online parameters. Taking into account legal developments across jurisdictions and within both common law and civil law systems, Bygrave explores the idea of the contract as the principal means of governing the virtual world.

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Dr Lee Andrew Bygrave is Professor in the Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law within the Department of Private Law at the University of Oslo. He has extensive experience advising on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) regulatory policy for many institutions, including the EU Commission and the UK House of Lords Constitution Committee. He has published extensively within the field of privacy/data protection law and is also the author of Data Privacy Law (OUP, 2014).


1. Introduction ; 2. Definitions and Parametes ; 3. The Predilection for Contract ; 4. The ICANN-Based Contractual Web ; 5. Lex Facebook ; 6. Contractual Freedom and Statute ; 7. Utility and Legitimacy Issues ; 8. Conclusions

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/02/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780199687343
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780199687343
  • weight: 466
  • ISBN10: 019968734X

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