Arranged by subject.
Articles: To find articles on Internet hardware or software, search the LexisCommunications file (CMPCOM;COMM). C/Net rates Internet hardware, software and related products and services. See also the News section, below.
Browsers: For information on the current browser situation, visit BrowserWatch.
Cache: See “Historical Web Pages,” below.
Definitions: Internet terms are explained in the U.C. Berkeley Library’s Glossary of Internet & Web Jargon and in innumerable books available in any book store.
Discussion Groups: See Listservs,, below.
Domain Names: See the separate entry for Domain Names. See also the IP Addresses and Web Addresses sections, below in this entry.
E-Books: See “Books.”
Email Addresses: See the separate entry for “Email Addresses.”
Historical Web Sites: The WayBack Machine provides the best archive of old Web sites. You can also try to bring up the site on Google and click on the “cache” or see the sources listed in Finding Old Web Pages from Search Engine Showdown. If you are looking for information from the U.S. government, the CyberCemetary posts the old Websites of defunct government agencies.
IP Addresses: Internet Protocol (“IP”) Addresses are the numerical “dot decimal” address that corresponds to each e-mail address (e.g, 220.127.116.11). They are assigned by five registrars worldwide. The registrar for North American is the American Registry for Internet Numbers, better known as ARIN.
Internet providers buy a whole bunch of IP addresses and then re-sell them to customers, attaching the customer’s chosen moniker to the provider’s domain name with an “@” symbol. You can look up IP addresses at www.arin.net/whois/index.htmland https://psacake.com/web/eg.asp. You can find out the IP address for a computer you are currently using at www.palserv.com/ipdisp.html, or www.whatismyipaddress.com.
ISPs: See “Service Providers,” below.
Legal Treatises and Drafting Guides: For a bibliography of the leading legal treatises and drafting guides, see the Internet & E-commerce Law Research Guide by the Thomas M. Cooley Law Library. I have had good experiences with E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms – 2d edition by Ian C. Ballon (published by West; info at IanBallon.net; available in the ECOMMINTLAW on Westlaw; copies available from Boalt Express).
Listservs: You can look up listservs by subject on Yahoo!, Lizt and/or Google. To focus on law-related listservs, try FindLaw’s Legal Minds Community, the WashLaw WebWashburn Discussion Groups page or the LawGuru.com Mailing List Manager, which helps you sign up for law-related listservs.
To search listservs see the entry for “Search Engines.”
The main listserv for law librarians is Law-Lib. You can find a Law-Lib FAQ explaining how to subscribe/post/unsubscribe/etc. at https://home.olemiss.edu/~noe/llfaq.html, or you can use the LawGuru List manager, mentioned above.
News: The Cyberlaw library on Lexis (CYBRLW) has a news section with over a dozen computer/communications-related periodicals you can search separately or together in the ALLNWS file. See also the Articles section, above. To find other news-related entries, search “News” as a Subject.
Search Engines: See the separate entry for “Search Engines.”
URLs: See Web Addresses, below. See also Domain Names and IP Addresses, above.
Web Addresses: A Web Address is what you type into your browser to go to a Web site. Web Addresses are also called “URLs.” See also IP Addresses, above, and the separate entry for Domain Names in this legal Encyclopedia.
Html (Hypertext Markup Language) in Legal Information Retrieval
The following is a basic concept of Html (Hypertext Markup Language) in relation to information retrieval. In addition to this, Html (Hypertext Markup Language) may be applied to legal texts, including case law, legislation and scholarly works. See text encoding schemas.
Internet as an U.S. State Statute Topic
This term is one of the topics in some U.S. State Statutes. Other topics of the World Encyclopedia of Law which are topics of some State Statures are:
- Licensed Public Accountants (Topic)
- Guardians Ad Litem (Topic)
- Biological Warfare
- Birth Control
- Birth Defects
- Border States
- Breach Of The Peace
- Fairs (Topic)
- Female Genital Mutilation (Topic)
- Genocide (Topic)
- Global Warming (Topic)
- Holocaust Victims (Topic)
- Hospices (Topic)
- Importation (Topic)
- Insurrection (Topic)
- Integration (Topic)
- Interamerican Development Bank (Topic)
- Interference (Topic)
- International Bank For Reconstruction And Development (Topic)
- International Waters (Topic)
- Internet (Topic)
- Interpol (Topic)
- Interpretation Of Law (Topic)
- Islands (Topic)
- Lie Detector Tests (Topic)
- Life Sentences (Topic)
- Local Laws (Topic)
- Masonry (Topic)
- Monasteries (Topic)
- Monuments (Topic)
- Muslim Religion (Topic)
- Natural Disasters (Topic)
- Natural Resources (Topic)
- Navigable Waters (Topic)
- Navigation (Topic)
- Organic Acts (Topic)
- Peace Corps (Topic)
- Periodicals (Topic)
- Pirating (Topic)
- Local Police Relief Associations (Topic)
- Pollution Of Atmosphere (Topic)
- Pollution Of Waters (Topic)
- Prisoners Of War (Topic)
- Privatization (Topic)
- Public Works (Topic)
- Pyramid Sales (Topic)
- Recognizance (Topic)
- Red Cross (Topic)
- Refugees (Topic)
- Religion And Religious Beliefs (Topic)
- Riot (Topic)
- Risk Management Services (Topic)
- Samples (Topic)
- Schedules (Topic)
- Secret Societies (Topic)
- Sovereignty (Topic)
- State Aid (Topic)
- Toxic Substances (Topic)
- Toxic Waste (Topic)
- Trafficking In Persons (Topic)
- Treason (Topic)
- Treaties (Topic)
- Judges (Topic)
- Judicial Notice (Topic)
- Judicial Sales (Topic)
- Juries (Topic)
- Jurors (Topic)
- Jury Trials (Topic)
- Juvenile Offenders (Topic)
- Juvenile Petty Offenders (Topic)
- Tax-Forfeited Land (Topic)
- Tax Increment Financing (Topic)
- Tax Preferences (Topic)
- Unconscionable Contracts (Topic)
Other Topics in the American Legal Encyclopedia
Internet, Sexual Behaviour and the Law
Overview of Internet in relation to cyber crime: A common misunderstanding about the Internet is that it is synonymous with the World Wide Web (www). The two are not the same, though they are closely linked. While the Internet, also known simply as the ”Net,” provides an electrical backbone consisting of wired and satellite telecommunications systems, the World Wide Web uses the Internet to send and retrieve data via aWeb browser software application such as Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Early use of the Internet utilized only about this topic-and-below-ground (i.e., buried) telephone lines for the transmission of data. When a telephone line was open, a computer could connect to the Internet via a modem and then begin sending and receiving data. Much of today’s Internet still uses telephone lines, but many portions of the Net utilize technologies such as fiber optic cable lines and cellular telephone satellite connections. The use of these technologies has greatly increased the speed and flexibility of sending and receiving via the Internet.
Legal Perspectives on the Internet
Contents of Legal Perspectives on the Internet
Contents of this subject matter include:
- International Legal Framework and jurisdictional challenges
- Copyright and digital environment
- Content regulation: censorship and filtering
- Impact of Internet on traditional media rules: e.g. defamation; contempt; whistleblowers and journalist’s sources
- Journalists’ ethics and impact of new forms of online reporting: e.g., blogs; wiki-leaks
- Privacy and social networks
- Cybercrime and bullying; identity theft.
Internet Phenomenon, the Law and other Social Sciences
Internet phenomenon is a new field of research. An internet phenomenon is an occurrence on the internet about somebody, a website, or a picture that for some reason captures the attention of numerous internet users and develops a craze that fast-spreads through the internet. The most common internet phenomenon is an internet meme, but also internet celebrities, political campaigns, or simply something out of the ordinary. Internet phenomenona have often been compared to folklore and urban legends; however there is one significant difference in that folklore was passed on in an oral culture of illiterates. Internet on the other hand sharing are mostly done among 21st Century literates and often stored on servers for other people to see. In this sense sharing internet phenomenona are closer to chain letters except the internet technology makes the process a lot easier and faster and may spread globally within minutes.
This entry provides an overview of the legal framework of internet , with a description of the most significant features of internet at international level.
Related Work and Conclusions
- Joint Enterprise
- Joint Venture
- Internet Tv: (Hopefully) Coming To A Computer Screen Near You, Nicholas Pellegrino, Apr 2017
- The Doxing Dilemma: Seeking A Remedy For The Malicious Publication Of Personal Information, Julia M. Macallister, Apr 2017
- Net Neutrality’S Path To The Supreme Court: Chevron And The “Major Questions” Exception, Daniel A. Lyons, Mar 2017
- Having An Affair May Shorten Your Life: The Ashley Madison Suicides, Sakinah N. Jones, Mar 2017
- Schools, Speech, And Smartphones: Online Speech And The Evolution Of The Tinker Standard, Aleaha Jones, Feb 2017
- Standing In The Future: The Case For A Substantial Risk Theory Of “Injury-In-Fact” In Consumer Data Breach Class Actions, Nicholas Green, Jan 2017
Notes and References
- Lars Konzack, “Internet Phenomenon” (Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 4th Edition, Information Resources Management Association, 2018)
Notes and References
1. By Paul R. Soto
- Types of Cybercrime
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Hierarchical Display of Internet
Education And Communications > Communications > Communications systems
Education And Communications > Documentation > Information service > Library > Virtual library
Business And Competition > Business classification > Branch of activity > Services company > Start-up
Education And Communications > Information and information processing > Information > Information system
Education And Communications > Information technology and data processing > Computer systems > Hypermedia
Trade > Marketing > Commercial transaction > Sale > Distance selling > Electronic commerce
Politics > Executive power and public service > Public administration > Electronic government
Education And Communications > Information and information processing > Information > Exchange of information
Education And Communications > Documentation > Documentation > Dissemination of information
Education And Communications > Information and information processing > Information > Information network > Information highway
Education And Communications > Communications > Communications industry > Publishing > Electronic publishing > Open access publishing
Concept of Internet
See the dictionary definition of Internet.
Characteristics of Internet
Translation of Internet
- Spanish: Internet
- French: Internet
- German: Internet
- Italian: Internet
- Portuguese: Internet
- Polish: Internet
Thesaurus of Internet
Education And Communications > Communications > Communications systems > Internet
Education And Communications > Documentation > Information service > Library > Virtual library > Internet
Business And Competition > Business classification > Branch of activity > Services company > Start-up > Internet
Education And Communications > Information and information processing > Information > Information system > Internet
Education And Communications > Information technology and data processing > Computer systems > Hypermedia > Internet
Trade > Marketing > Commercial transaction > Sale > Distance selling > Electronic commerce > Internet
Politics > Executive power and public service > Public administration > Electronic government > Internet
Education And Communications > Information and information processing > Information > Exchange of information > Internet
Education And Communications > Documentation > Documentation > Dissemination of information > Internet
Education And Communications > Information and information processing > Information > Information network > Information highway > Internet
Education And Communications > Communications > Communications industry > Publishing > Electronic publishing > Open access publishing > Internet
- Virtual library
- Information system
- Electronic commerce
- Electronic government
- Exchange of information
- Dissemination of information
- Information highway
- Open access publishing