‘Customary Internet-ional Law’: Creating a Body of Customary Law for Cyberspace. Part 2: Applying Custom as Law to the Internet Infrastructure
The shift in socio-economic transactions from real space to cyberspace through the emergence of electronic communications and digital formats has led to a disjuncture between the law and practices relating to electronic transactions. The speed at which information technology has developed require a faster, more reactive and automatic response from the law that is not currently met by the existing law-making framework. This paper suggests the development of special rules to enable Internet custom to form legal norms to fulfill this objective. In Part 2 of this article, I will construct the customary rules to Internet law-making that are applicable to electronic transactions by adapting customary international law rules; apply the suggested rules for determining customary Internet norms and identify some existing practices that may amount to established norms on the Internet, specifically practices relating to the Internet Infrastructure and Electronic Contracting.
Intellectual Property and Technology-related Law
Computer Law and Security Review
CHIK, Warren B..
‘Customary Internet-ional Law’: Creating a Body of Customary Law for Cyberspace. Part 2: Applying Custom as Law to the Internet Infrastructure. (2010). Computer Law and Security Review. 26, (2), 185-202. Research Collection School Of Law.
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