Global Aspects of Cyberlaw
Julia Alpert Gladstone, Bryant University
As we stand firmly in the 21st century, we can see that the Internet has transformed from a research network into a viable commercial marketplace. The legal framework of the Internet has also undergone significant changes from the time when John Perry Barlow declared:
Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of the Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather. (Barlow, 1996)
There has been much debate as to whether national laws should ...