The Future of the Internet: Private Sheriffs in Cyberspace

Professor Ian Brown, Professor Jonathan Zittrain

Duration: 01:10:29

Recorded: 19 May 2009

Abstract

Professor Jonathan Zittrain, author of 'The Future of the Internet And How to Stop It', discusses the ways in which online life will be regulated largely by people and institutions bearing no badges or government affiliation. Do private sheriffs help avoid cumbersome and ill-considered government intervention, or do they represent a new form of vigilante justice with none of the protections associated with the rule of law?

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  • The Future of the Internet: Private Sheriffs in Cyberspace

    Tuesday 19 May 2009 18:30 - 20:00

    Jonathan Zittrain discusses the ways in which online life will be regulated largely by people and institutions bearing no badges or government affiliation. Do private sheriffs help avoid cumbersome and ill-considered government intervention?

This lecture is part of a series organised in collaboration with the Society for Computers and Law (SCL) to provide a platform for leading international scholars to address emerging legal issues concerning the Internet: its use, governance and regulation.

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