11. The Battle Over the Institutional Ecology of the Digital Environment

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Summary of the chapter

Overview

Institutional Ecology and Path Dependence

The Physical Layer

Transport: Wires and Wireless

Devices

The Logical Layer

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998

The Battle over Peer-to-Peer Networks

The Domain Name System: From Public Trust to the Fetishism of Mnemonics

The Browser Wars

Free Software

The Content Layer

Copyright

Contractual Enclosure: Click-Wrap Licenses and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA

Trademark Dilution

Database Protection

Linking and Trespass to Chattels: New Forms of Information Exclusivity

International "Harmonization"

Countervailing Forces

The Problem of Security

Sources

Sources cited in the chapter

Other relevant readings

Case Studies

Supporting examples

Counter-examples

Key Concepts