21 May 1998

Date:         Thu, 21 May 1998 15:22:41 -0400
From:         Peter Swire <swire.1@OSU.EDU>
Subject:      Request for Submissions to Cyberspace Law Abstracts

Dear Cyberians (with apologies for cross-listing):

        I would cordially like to invite you to consider submitting an abstract of
your written work to the Cyberspace Law Abstracts (CLA).  The CLA is part
of the Legal Scholarship Network of the Social Science Research Network.
The goal of the Legal Scholarship Network is to facilitate the distribution
of scholarly information related to law to legal, economics, and business
scholars and practitioners throughout the world.  The LSN also sponsors
over a dozen other topical legal journals, including in intellectual property.

        Attached is a copy of the most recent issue of Cyberspace Law Abstracts.
As you can see, it contains abstracts of working papers, forthcoming publications, 
and some recently published articles.  CLA was founded under the editorship of
Lawrence Lessig of Harvard Law School.  I am acting as editor during
Professor Lessig's work on the Microsoft case, and we expect to act as
co-editors upon completion of that work. The approach of the journal is
inter-disciplinary:  We will abstract papers in law and in other related
social science disciplines that raise issues related to the regulation of
cyberspace.  We encourage international submissions.

        Posting an abstract of your written work can provide significant
advantages.  Your ideas will reach a wide audience of over 12,000
subscribers, far in excess of the readership of many conventional legal
journals.  Perhaps just as importantly, you ideas become available quickly.
Final publication in a law review or a book can often take many months; by
contrast, your abstract will become public in our next issue, generally
within several weeks of submission.  Especially for cyberspace topics,
which famously change in Internet time, this quick publication can help
your ideas enter the debate in a timely fashion.

        The way to post an abstract is explained in the attached issue.
Essentially, you can e-mail me or submit an abstract through www.ssrn.com.

        We strongly encourage on-line posting of the full text of your work.  This
approach makes your work available immediately to the widest number of
people.  SSRN is happy to mount your document on its server; in the
alternative, the CLA can link to your preferred web site.  For articles
that have been accepted for publication, your ability to post the article
on-line may depend on who retains the copyright.  If the journal has the
copyright, you should know that some, but by no means all, journals have
permitted on-line posting of the full text.

        The CLA also posts announcements of forthcoming conferences.  In light of
the many conferences related to cyberspace topics, we expect to focus on
conferences where a large portion of the speakers are academics, and we
will limit the number of conference announcements.

        If you are not currently a subscriber to the CLA, perhaps you will
consider becoming one. The CLA is free at this time, although the plan is
for the law publications to become available on a subscription basis in the
future.  For free journals such as the CLA, the simplest way to subscribe
is to send an e-mail to <TRIAL@SSRN.COM> with "subscribe cyberspace law" in
the subject line.  In the body, please provide:

Full Name:
Telephone #:
E-Mail Address:
Organization or University:

        Once again, thank you for your interest, and I hope you will consider
sending us an abstract of your written work.

        Peter Swire

     -----------------------------------------------------------                       CYBERSPACE LAW ABSTRACTS                               Number 11                              May 15, 1998      ------------------------------------------------------------                               Editor:                             Peter Swire            Published by the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN)                            a division of                 Social Science Research Network (SSRN)                            Copyright by         Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. (SSEP) 1998                           All rights reserved.                           Special Notice                           --------------      This issue is being sent to you either on a trial basis or      because you have subscribed to Cyberspace Law Abstracts      (CYBERSPACE LAW).  Cyberspace Law is free during the      start-up phase of publication.  When Cyberspace Law becomes      a fee-based journal, you will be charged only if you ask at      that time to continue to receive it.      + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +      +    To stop delivery of this journal, write to           +      +    Remove@SSRN.Com  Include the word Cyberspace Law     +      +    in the subject line.                                 +      + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +      You may distribute this document in whole only.  If you      have received this document because it was forwarded to you      from someone else and you wish to subscribe to Cyberspace      Law, please complete the subscription form near the end of      this issue.      If this document is misaligned, try setting your mailer to      a non-proportional font such as Courier 10.      If you need assistance downloading papers from our web site,      please contact MAILTO:Kent_Cockrum@SSRN.Com      ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||      |||||||||||||||       TABLE OF CONTENTS      |||||||||||||||      ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||      ------------------------------------------------------------                             WORKING PAPER                          (see abstract below)      ------------------------------------------------------------      "Information Asymmetry, the Internet, and Securities       Offerings"           BERNARD S. BLACK       Columbia University           (Previously abstracted in CSFLA No. 65, May 8, 1998.)      ------------------------------------------------------------                            ACCEPTED PAPERS                         (see abstracts below)      ------------------------------------------------------------      "Governance of Pornography and Child Pornography on the       Global Internet:  A Multi-Layered Approach," in Edwards, L.       and Waelde, C., eds., "Law and the Internet:  Regulating       Cyberspace," (1997), Oxford:  Hart Publishing, pp. 223-241.           YAMAN AKDENIZ          University of Leeds      "The Reality of Bytes:  Regulating Economic Activity in the       Age of the Internet," forthcoming in the Washington Law       Review.           MICHAEL A. GEIST       Columbia University in the City                                  of New York, School of Law      "The 'Unsettled Paradox':  The Internet, the State, and the       Consent of the Governed," forthcoming in the Indiana Journal       of Global Legal Studies.           DAVID G. POST         Temple University Law School &                                 Cyberspace Law Institute      "Privacy and the Economics of Health Care Information," in       the Texas Law Review.           PAUL M. SCHWARTZ       Brooklyn Law School (effective                                  September 1998)           (Previously abstracted in HEALTH, APS, Vol. 3, No. 3,            May 1, 1998.)      "The Medium is the Mistake:  The Law of Software for the       First Amendment," forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review.           R. POLK WAGNER         Stanford University, School of                                  Law      ------------------------------------------------------------                       PROFESSIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT      ------------------------------------------------------------           INTERNATIONAL ONLINE   Law-Related Work on the Internet           SEMINAR      ------------------------------------------------------------                       CYBERSPACE LAW INFORMATION      ------------------------------------------------------------      * Editor      * Advisory Board      * About Cyberspace Law      * Submitting Abstracts, Professional        Announcements, and Job Openings      * Missing Issues and Change of Address      * Subscription Form                            Obtaining Papers                            ----------------      Unless otherwise noted, papers are available only from the      author (or other source indicated below) in "hard copy."      Provide your postal address when requesting a paper and      please mention that you saw the abstract in CYBERSPACE LAW.                   Clickable E-Mail and Web Addresses                   ----------------------------------      All e-mail and web references in this journal are in a form      that enables compliant e-mail programs and web browsers to      recognize them.  This feature is supported by Claris Emailer      2.0, NetScape 2.0 or higher, and Eudora 3.0   A reader      can then click on an e-mail address to obtain a pre-      addressed e-mail form or click on a web address to go      directly to the web page.  PLEASE IGNORE the "MAILTO:"      command preceding each e-mail address when copying      addresses directly into your mailer.      You can obtain e-mail and web browsers with this new      feature at:      Claris Emailer (Mac only. Current version 2.0):                   http://www.claris.com/software/software.html      Netscape:    http://home.netscape.com/        Eudora:    http://www.eudora.com/      ------------------------------------------------------------                        ABSTRACT OF WORKING PAPER                       (published with permission)      ------------------------------------------------------------      "Information Asymmetry, the Internet, and Securities       Offerings"      BY:  BERNARD S. BLACK             Columbia University      SSRN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT DELIVERY:      http://papers.ssrn.com/paper.taf?abstract_id=84489           DATE:     April 1998           CONTACT:  Prof. Bernard S. Black           E-MAIL:   MAILTO:bblack@law.columbia.edu                     MAILTO:bsb2@columbia.edu           POSTAL:   Columbia Law School, 435 W. 116th St., New                     York, NY 10027-7201           PHONE:    (212) 854-8079           FAX:      (212) 854-7946                     (212) 854-7941           LSN-REF:  CYBERSPACE:WPS98-102      HARD COPY PAPER REQUESTS:  Contact Genie Neal, Center for Law      and Economic Studies, Columbia Law School, 435 W. 116th      St., New York, NY 10027.  Phone: (212) 854-2493.  Fax:      (212) 854-7941. E-mail: MAILTO:gneal@law.columbia.edu      In this comment, prepared for a symposium on capital      formation for small businesses, I express doubts about      whether the Internet, as a new communication medium, will      significantly reduce the cost of obtaining capital through a      public or quasi-public offering.  The most important single      barrier standing between small companies and capital      providers is information asymmetry-potential investors do not      know, and cannot easily verify, the quality of the      information that a company provides.  The internet cannot do      much to reduce information asymmetry costs, nor the costs of      the reputational intermediaries that emerge in securities      markets.  On the contrary, the Internet could increase      information asymmetry costs by undercutting the effectiveness      of the institutions that today provide investors with partial      assurance of the quality of the information provided by      issuers.      ------------------------------------------------------------                       ACCEPTED PAPER ABSTRACTS                      (published with permission)      ------------------------------------------------------------      "Governance of Pornography and Child Pornography on the       Global Internet:  A Multi-Layered Approach," in Edwards, L.       and Waelde, C., eds., "Law and the Internet:  Regulating       Cyberspace," (1997), Oxford:  Hart Publishing, pp. 223-241.      BY:  YAMAN AKDENIZ             University of Leeds           CONTACT:  Mr. Yaman Akdeniz           E-MAIL:   MAILTO:lawya@leeds.ac.uk           POSTAL:   Centre For Criminal Justice Studies,                     University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK           PHONE:    not available           FAX:      011-44-0-113-2335056           LSN-REF:  CYBERSPACE:APS98-109      How pornography should be regulated is one of the most      controversial topics to have arisen in relation to the      Internet in recent years.  The widespread availability of      pornography on the Internet has stirred up a 'moral panic'      shared by the government, the media, and law enforcement      bodies such as the police, prosecutors, and judges.      There have been many attempts to limit the availability of      pornographic content on the Internet by governments and law      enforcement bodies all around the world.  While the US      Government introduced the Communications Decency Act 1996      ( CDA ), the UK police attempted to censor Usenet discussion      groups allegedly carrying child pornography in the summer of      1996.  Both attempts were criticized and the US Supreme Court      struck down the CDA in June 1997.      There is no settled definition of pornography, either in the      United Kingdom itself, or in the multi-national environment      of the Internet, where cultural, moral and legal variations      all around the world make it difficult to define      pornographic content  in a way acceptable to all.  What is      considered simply sexually explicit but not obscene in      England may well be obscene in many other countries;      conversely what is considered lawful but not pornographic in      Sweden may well be obscene under the current UK legislation.      This chapter will discuss two different issues:  the      regulation of potentially harmful content such as pornography      on the Internet; and regulation of invariably illegal content      such as child pornography.  These issues are different in      nature and should not be confused.  It is the submission of      this paper that any regulatory action intended to protect a      certain group of people, such as children, should not take      the form of an unconditional prohibition of using the      Internet to distribute certain content where that is freely      available to adults in other media.      Before explaining the possibilities of how to govern the      availability of  pornographic content  on the global      Internet, I will briefly discuss how and in what form these      materials are available on the Internet.      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++      "The Reality of Bytes:  Regulating Economic Activity in the       Age of the Internet," forthcoming in the Washington Law       Review, Vol. 73 (1998).      BY:  MICHAEL A. GEIST             Columbia University in the City of New York, School of             Law           DATE:     April 1998           CONTACT:  Michael A. Geist, Associate in Law           E-MAIL:   MAILTO:mag76@columbia.edu           POSTAL:   Columbia University in the City of New York,                     School of Law, 435 W. 116th St., New York, NY                     10027           PHONE:    (212) 854-8389           FAX:      (212) 854-7946           LSN-REF:  CYBERSPACE:APS98-110      TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW:  Contact the      Washington Law Review, 1100 N.E. Campus Pkwy., University of      Washington, Condon Hall, Seattle, WA 98105-6617.  Phone:      (206) 543-6335.  Fax: (206) 616-4087.  E-mail:      MAILTO:wlr@u.washington.edu      By utilizing both a backward and forward looking perspective,      the article develops a model condusive to better      understanding the Internet's legal implications on economic      regulation as well as for how legislators and regulators      ought to adapt their legal and regulatory frameworks to      respond to it.  The article canvasses the burgeoning      development of Internet law, identifying two distinct stages      that manifest themselves in the thinking of the judiciary,      scholars, and government.  The first stage, which spans from      late 1994 to the end of 1996, was marked by numerous attempts      to analogize the Internet to other legal systems, activities,      or places.  Led by the courts, the second stage began in      early 1997, with a closer examination of the specific nature      and quality of activity taking place on the Internet.      Building on these developments, the article suggests that the      Internet's impact on economic regulation is best understood      by classifying its effects into four categories, each of the      which will require a different regulatory response.  The four      categories are described as the Internet as a medium, the      Internet as a catalyst, the Internet as change, and the      Internet as administration.      The article concludes by considering potential solutions for      adapting economic regulation to the Internet.  Drawing on the      earlier analysis, it concludes that there is no single      suitable solution or analogy to remedy the regulatory      challenges posed by the Internet.  Rather, as in real space,      a combination of approaches will be necessary to create an      effective regulatory framework.      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++      "The 'Unsettled Paradox':  The Internet, the State, and the       Consent of the Governed," forthcoming in the Indiana Journal       of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2 (1998).      BY:  DAVID G. POST             Temple University Law School & Cyberspace Law             Institute           DATE:     February 1998           CONTACT:  Prof. David Post           E-MAIL:   MAILTO:dpost@vm.temple.edu           POSTAL:   1719 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19122           PHONE:    (215) 204-4539           FAX:      (215) 204-1185           LSN-REF:  CLPA:APS98-111      TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE INDIANA JOURNAL OF GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES:      Contact the Business Editor, Indiana Journal of Global Legal      Studies, Phone: (812) 855-8717.      Settlement of the New World called for a fundamental      re-examination of the nature of sovereignty and statehood.      Reconciling the paradoxical notion that the state is somehow      both an agent of the people, and a sovereign possessing final      and unappealable power, was a central pre-occupation of      political thought of the 17th and 18th centuries.  This      paradox was resolved by the radical English Whig theorists      (and their equally radical republican counterparts in the      Americas).  They developed a new theory of sovereignty, which      relocated the locus of truly sovereign power to the people      and away from the legislative assembly, and indeed  from all      governmental institutions.      The state's power, in this view, is entirely derivative --      the very opposite of "sovereign" --  flowing ultimately from      the "consent of the governed."  The people thus possess      sovereign but delegable power, and constitute the state as      their agent for the purpose of engaging in collective action      conducive to their pursuit of happiness.      This normative view of states as constituted agents whose      power derives from the people's collective will -- a view      that has come to be labeled the "Liberal" theory of statehood     -- is an "a-territorial" one insofar as it discards notions      of physical territoriality and physical power as the bases      for the exercise of sovereign power.  And, as such, the     Liberal theory appears well suited to an increasingly     a-territorial, networked world.  The settlement of the new     domain of cyberspace may enable us to take more seriously      than ever before the possibility that individuals in the      ordinary course of their affairs can create governmental     entities that lack territorial status.  We can see     a-territorial consensual associations with no geographical     referents whatsoever onto which a portion of "sovereignty"      devolves.  I explore in this paper some of the implications      this may have for evolving normative theories of statehood     and for related questions of the extraterritorial assertion     of jurisdiction by existing territorial states.      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++      "Privacy and the Economics of Health Care Information," in       the Texas Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 1 (1997).      BY:  PAUL M. SCHWARTZ             Brooklyn Law School (effective September 1998)           DATE:     May 1998           CONTACT:  Prof. Paul M. Schwartz           E-MAIL:   MAILTO:pschwartz@lexis-nexismail.com           POSTAL:   Case Western Reserve University Law School,                     11075 E. Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106           PHONE:    (216) 368-3280           FAX:      (216) 368-2086           LSN-REF:  CYBERSPACE:APS98-112      TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE TEXAS LAW REVIEW: Contact the Texas Law      Review, 727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705.      Phone: (512) 471-3164.  Fax: (512) 471-3282.   Copyright 1997      by the Texas Law Review Association. Reprinted by permission.      Genetic science permits, to a previously unimaginable degree,      predictions as to the illnesses that a person might confront      in the future.  At the same time, information technology      permits greater transmission, sharing, and storage of      personal health care data at ever lower costs on a national      and even international basis. Electronic health care records      are becoming commonplace in the health care industry.  The      combination of easy electronic dissemination of highly      sensitive data, such as personal genetic information, and use      of these data to predict future health risks has already      caused significant harm.  The critical issue is how the law      should structure the use of personal medical data by      government and private enterprise alike.  Privacy and the      Economics of Personal Health Care Information proposes that a      strong economic argument can be made in favor of information      privacy.  In the current marketplace for health care and      employment -- and any such markets that we are likely to have      in the future -- an economically efficient regulation for      health care information requires rules that are tied to and      follow these data through various uses.  Once identifiable      health care information is created, it should remain      protected health information that is subject to fair      information practices.  These norms should take the form of      multidimensional standards that create both background terms      around which parties can negotiate and a smaller set of      mandatory rules that will be binding.  Such standards seek      both to minimize the costs of contracting in the privacy      marketplace and to force the party with superior knowledge      about the use of personal information to disgorge it.  This      Article also develops the essential fair information      practices that should be implemented in a federal health care      privacy statute.      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++      "The Medium is the Mistake:  The Law of Software for the       First Amendment," forthcoming in the Stanford Law Review,       Vol. 51, No. 2 (1998).      BY:  R. POLK WAGNER             Stanford University, School of Law      SSRN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT DELIVERY:      http://papers.ssrn.com/paper.taf?abstract_id=80348      OTHER ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT DELIVERY:      http://stlr.stanford.edu/STLR/Working_Papers/98_wagner_1/index.htm      SSRN provides support only for papers downloaded from      the SSRN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT DELIVERY location.           DATE:     April 1998           CONTACT:  Mr. R. Polk Wagner           E-MAIL:   MAILTO:polk@pobox.com           POSTAL:   Hulme 4D, Escondido Village, Stanford, CA                     94305-8610           PHONE:    (650) 497-6675           FAX:      none           LSN-REF:  CYBERSPACE:APS98-113      TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE STANFORD LAW REVIEW:  Contact the      Stanford Law Review, Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle,      Stanford, CA 94305-8610.  Fax: (415) 725-0253.      Voice: (415) 723-4190.      Is computer software  - code written by humans that instructs      a computer to perform certain tasks  - protected by the First      Amendment?  The answer to this question will significantly      impact the course of future technological regulation, and      will affect the scope of free expression rights in new media.      In this note, I attempt to establish a framework for      analysis, noting at the outset that the truly important      question in this context is the threshold question:  what is      "speech or . . . the press"?  I first describe two general      ways that the Supreme Court has addressed the threshold      question.  One is ontologically:  focusing on the expressive      content of the speaker s conduct or the medium chosen.  The      second is teleologically:  determining whether the regulation      at issue implicates free expression.  I argue that the      teleological mode -- especially as applied to computer      software and other new media -- is the more likely to be      consistently speech-protective, and that the courts that have      addressed computer software have mistakenly opted for an      ontological medium-focused analysis.  Use of a teleological      approach implies that there should be no "law of software" --      a conclusion that I argue holds the most promise for      extending robust First Amendment protections into new mediums      of communication.      ------------------------------------------------------------                       PROFESSIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT      ------------------------------------------------------------                     INTERNATIONAL ONLINE SEMINAR                   Law-Related Work on the Internet      You are kindly invited to participate in an international      online seminar about "Law-Related Work on the Internet."  The      aim of this university course, organized by the "Institut      fuer Rechtsinformatik" (Institute of Computer Science and      Law), is to show how the Internet can be effectively used to      work more efficiently.  A focus will be put on the special      interests and needs in the legal sector.      For further information and registration you can take a look      at our WWW site:              http://seminar.jura.uni-sb.de      There are no fees to be paid!      The course will start at the beginning of May and last until      the end of July.  It is structured in various phases in which      participants will have to work alone and in groups on certain      topics around the Internet.  Group work will be organized via      E-Mail, based on the WWW.  Other activities will be the      participation in an online conference on legal issues,      quizzes, HTML-Design and work with search-engines.      An active participation of at least 2 hours per week is      absolutely required.  To take part in the seminar you only      need to have an access to the WWW.      Further information on the activities of the Institute of      Computer Science and Law and its "Law-related Internet      project" can be found at:         http://www.jura.uni-sb.de/      or http://www.jura.uni-sb.de/english/ (English service)      or http://www.jura.uni-sb.de/france/ (French Service)      ------------------------------------------------------------                       CYBERSPACE LAW INFORMATION      ------------------------------------------------------------                        CYBERSPACE LAW EDITOR                           ---------------      PETER SWIRE        Associate Professor of Law, Ohio State University College        of Law                     CYBERSPACE LAW ADVISORY BOARD                        ----------------------      A. MICHAEL FROOMKIN        Associate Professor of Law, University Miami School of Law        Fellow, Cyberspace Law Institute; Member of Editorial        Board of Journal of Online Law; Foreign Associate, the        Royal Institute of International Affairs      I. TROTTER HARDY        Professor of Law, William and Mary School of Law; Editor,        the Journal of Online Law      DAVID R. JOHNSON        Chairman, Counsel Connect; Co-Director, Cyberspace Law        Institute      ETHAN KATSH        Professor of Legal Studies, University of Massachusetts at        Amherst; Co-Director, Online Ombuds Office; Fellow,        Cyberspace Law Institute; Member of Editorial Board of        Journal of Online Law, Cyberlaw, Technolaw, and West Legal        Network      MARK A. LEMLEY        Assistant Professor, University of Texas School of Law;        Of Counsel, Fish & Richardson, P.C.; Member, Board of        Editors, American Intellectual Property Law Association        Quarterly Journal; Advisory Editor, Texas Intellectual        Property Law Journal      JESSICA LITMAN        Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School      DAVID POST        Associate Professor of Law, Temple University Law School;        Co-Director, Cyberspace Law Institute; Editorial Board,        Lexis Electronic Authors Press      MARGARET JANE RADIN        William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law,        Stanford Law School; Founding board of editors, Legal        Theory; Co-Director, Cyberspace Law Institute      PAMELA SAMUELSON        Professor of Law and of Information Management, University        of California at Berkeley; Contributing Editor,        Communications of the ACM; Fellow of the Electronic        Frontier Foundation      EUGENE VOLOKH        Acting Professor of Law, UCLA Law School                        ABOUT CYBERSPACE LAW                           --------------      This journal publishes abstracts of papers dealing with      all aspects of the regulation of cyberspace, whether that      regulation is through law, social norms, or the      architecture of the network.  The approach of the journal      is inter-disciplinary:  We will abstract papers in law and      in other related social science disciplines that raise      issues related to the regulation of cyberspace.      Comments and suggestions about Cyberspace Law are welcome.      Please send them to the editor at:                    MAILTO:Peter_Swire@SSRN.Com      Cyberspace Law is the seventh internet-based journal of      abstracts published by the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN),      a division of Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.      (SSEP).      LSN also publishes (or will soon publish) other journals in      other fields of law.  For a list of current and forthcoming      LSN journals, see the subscription form at the end of this      message.      LSN is co-directed by Ronald J. 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