45 Emory L. J. 911 (1996)
Governing Networks and Rule-Making in Cyberspace

handle is hein.journals/emlj45 and id is 921 raw text is: GOVERNING NETWORKS AND RULE-MAKING IN
CYBERSPACE
Joel R. Reidenberg*
I.  INTRODUCrION     ................................... 912
II. THE DISTEGRATION OF TRADITIONAL
SOVER GNTY PARADIGMS ............................. 913
A. Permeable National Borders      ...................... 913
B. Ambiguous Substantive Borders      .................... 915
M. THE EMERGENCE OF NETWORK SOVEREIGNTY .............. 917
A.   Visible Network Boundaries ....................... 917
B. Powerful Network Communities       .................... 919
IV. THE INCONGRUITY OF TRADITIONAL REGULATORY
POLICYMAKNG      ................................... 921
A.   Obscured Vision ............................... 921
B.   Overloaded Vision .............................. 924
V. A NETWORK GOVERNANCE         PARADIGM    ................... 926
A.   Complex Mix of Rule-Makers ...................... 926
B. New Policy Instruments .......................... 927
C. Network Federalism     ............................ 928
D. Role of the State ............................... 929
VI. CONCLUSION    ..................................... 930
* (c) Joel R. Reidenberg. 1996. Associate Professor, Fordham University School of Law. A.B.,
Dartmouth 1983; J.D., Columbia 1986; D.E.A. droit int'l 6co., Univ. de Paris I (Panthdon-Sorbonne) 1987.
This Article was presented at the 1996 Randolph W. Thrower Symposium on Legal Issues in Cyberspace
at Emory Law School and benefited from comments raised at the conference. The author would also like
to thank Brian Kahin and the participants at the John F. Kennedy School of Government/Harvard Law
School joint conference on Information, National Policy and the International Infrastructure (Jan. 28-30,
1996) for their discussion of an earlier draft and to express appreciation to Mark A. Lemley and Paul M.
Schwartz for comments on an earlier draft. Any errors or inaccuracies remain the fault of the author.

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