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Revision of Introduction to Internet Law[edit]

I have edited the introductory portion of the Internet law subsection and the descriptions of Lessig's four forces or regulation. The reference to self-regulation of the Internet is updated to reflect the fact that the participants in the Internet community are currently regulated by both external and internal forces. The neutrality of the article was questionable without an update to the idea of self-regulation. Focusing solely on self-regulation came across as advocacy without some acknowledgment to other influences.

I have tried to clarify and expand upon the idea of "law" in the context that the Internet is regulated not only by traditional governmental laws, but also by the other forces described by Lessig in his books and essays. In the process, I have updated referenced early self-regulatory hopes to acknowledge the fact of substantial current regulation. This subject could be expanded further to refer to the history of implementing regulation and technical developments that have led to the ability to regulate, such as the ability to identify the locations of users, servers and routing by IP address, and the jurisdictions to which they are subject.

I leave for another day that the main article covers a very broad subject area, and that it may benefit from being divided into articles that address the key subject areas identified in the introduction. I would advocate a disambiguation of the IT Law, Computer Law, and Internet Law subsections and treatment of each within a separate article. Practically, there are more differences that uniting forces in among the subjects.

I also concur that the article needs to be more focused on the global community than just on the U.S., particularly in light of the global nature of the Internet itself.

I have taken the approach of capitalizing the proper noun, Internet, and not capitalizing the adjective, internet. E.g., Users of the Internet are at the mercy of the programmers of search engines and internet browser software. Intor1 (talk) 00:43, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

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N Archived sources still need to be checked

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