Law in the Internet Society

View   r4  >  r3  ...
SharmilaAchariPaper2 4 - 05 Jan 2009 - Main.TheodoreSmith
Line: 1 to 1
META TOPICPARENT name="WebPreferences"
-- SharmilaAchari - 19 Dec 2008
Line: 22 to 27
 In your world, the Federalist Papers would never have been published.

-- KateVershov - 22 Dec 2008 \ No newline at end of file

If you only put a single carriage return after each paragraph they don't get split by the Wiki... I took the liberty of adding extra lines so that the paragraphs show up; I hope you don't mind.

I strongly disagree with your thesis, but I thought you highlighted a very interesting feature of internet speech in your third paragraph. As you say, we are used to publication lending some degree of authority to speech. On the internet, this is clearly not true, but old habits die hard. I think this would be an excellent topic for a paper. One may see the same fallacy in many of the law articles published today: other articles are cited as proof of claims, but these articles are themselves fanciful creations that may or may not have any empirical evidence behind them. A similar phenomena is Fox News style circular reporting: news reports on unresearched claims made by others, which are then used as evidence that the original claim is true.

-- TheodoreSmith - 4 Jan 2009

Revision 4r4 - 05 Jan 2009 - 01:26:43 - TheodoreSmith
Revision 3r3 - 22 Dec 2008 - 20:06:05 - KateVershov
This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platform.
All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
All material marked as authored by Eben Moglen is available under the license terms CC-BY-SA version 4.
Syndicate this site RSSATOM