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The Future of the Internet: Private Sheriffs in Cyberspace

With Professor Jonathan Zittrain
19 May 2009
With Professor Jonathan Zittrain

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?

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

Society for Computers and Law (SCL)

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