The role of law in the governance of the internet
When it comes to governing the Internet, the law has powerful competitors, be it technical code, social norms or private governance. This is no coincidence, given the profound challenges to governance by law. The Internet is global, libertarian, egalitarian, evolving rapidly and largely devoid of social context. None of this is insurmountable, but the challenges call for an exercise in reinventing Internet governance by law.