The Regulation of Cyberspace: Control in the Online Environment, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

The Regulation of Cyberspace

Control in the Online Environment, 1st Edition

By Andrew Murray


296 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415420013
pub: 2006-11-30
Hardback: 9781904385219
pub: 2006-12-14
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780203945407
pub: 2007-03-12
from $37.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


Examining the development and design of regulatory structures in the online environment, The Regulation of Cyberspace considers current practices and suggests a regulatory model that acknowledges its complexity and how it can be used by regulators to provide a more comprehensive regulatory structure for cyberspace.

Drawing on the work of cyber-regulatory theorists, such as Yochai Benkler, Andrew Shapiro and Lawrence Lessig, Murray explores and analyzes how all forms of control, including design and market controls, as well as traditional command and control regulation, are applied within the complex and flexible environment of cyberspace. It includes chapters on:

  • the role of the cyberlawyer
  • environmental design and control
  • online communities
  • cyber laws and cyber law-making.

This book is an essential read for anyone interested in law and information technology.

Table of Contents

Part A: Mapping the Cyber-Regulatory Environment 1. Coffee Pots and Protocols: The Role of the Cyberlawyer 2. Regulatory Competition and Webs of Regulation Part B: Regulatory Tools and Digital Content 3. Environmental Design and Control 4. Code Controls and Controlling Code 5. Online Communities 6. Competition and Indirect Controls 7. Cyber Laws and Cyber Law-Making Part C: Regulating Cyberspace: Challenges and Opportunities 8. Regulating Cyberspace 9. Embracing Uncertainty

About the Author

Andrew Murray is Senior Lecturer in IT and Internet Law in the Department of Law, London School of Economics.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Media & the Law
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications