Professor Jonathan Zittrain Lecture: - The Future of the Internet: Private Sheriffs in Cyberspace - 19 May 2009

When: 19/05/2009
Code: HW/SFCL

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This lecture is part of a series organised in collaboration with the The Oxford Internet Institute

Speaker:
Professor Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Harvard Law School, Co-Founder and Faculty Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society 

Professor Jonathan Zittrain, author of 'The Future of the Internet And How to Stop It', will discuss the ways in which online life will be regulated largely by people and institutions bearing no badges or government affiliation. Do private sheriffs help avoid cumbersome and ill-considered government intervention, or do they represent a new form of vigilante justice with none of the protections associated with the rule of law?

The Internet, Society and Law Seminar Series. 
This lecture is part of a series organised in collaboration with the Oxford Internet Institute to provide a platform for leading international scholars to address emerging legal issues concerning the Internet: its use, governance and regulation.

The Internet is raising new questions about legal principles, their implementation and enforcement in cyberspace. Does an understanding of law and the Internet simply require a more technologically sophisticated analysis of traditional legal principles, or is the Internet creating a need for new perspectives on law and regulation?

Each seminar will focus on a different emerging legal issue concerning the Internet. Responses to the main lecture will be invited from a lawyer and a social scientist in order to offer a broad range of perspectives on the issue at hand. A moderated audience discussion will follow. 

Please note that you cannot book online to attend this lecture.  If you would like to attend this lecture please email your name and affiliation, if any, to: events@oii.ox.ac.uk

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