I am honored to write this essay on the state of Internet law to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal. It is fitting and appropriate that an entire section of this special issue is devoted to addressing the legal and policy challenges posed by a technology that did not exist at the time the journal was founded. Throughout history technological innovation has played and continues to play a major role in the development of law, most often by creating what Justice Cardozo described as the interstices or the space between existing legal rules and decisions.' Correspondingly, law's response influences what technologies are developed and how they are used. The importance of a forum for exploring and discussing these issues cannot be overstated.
Place of Original Publication
Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal
20 Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal 205 (2003)
Ku, Raymond Shih Ray, "Internet Revolution" (2003). Faculty Publications. 711.