Monday, September 13, 2004

Regulate End-To-End?

Susan Crawford has a small post on the end-to-end argument and the First Amendment at her blog. It questions if the end-to-end argument should be legislated, and drops some lines on internet layer discrimination. Interesting thoughts, but not very substantial. Guess she was just brainstorming after (re)reading Lawrence Solumn and Minn Chung's 2003 paper The Layers Principle: Internet architecture and the Law. This 100+ page paper does give some suggestions for the regulation of speech on the internet that might help to answer Crawford's question. Basic stuff like the Yahoo! case and the Pennsylvania child porn law are analysed in light of the end-to-end argument and the (seperation/violation) of internet layers.
As Solumn writes: Higly recommended!


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