Courts around the world are creating Internet law right now--a process that is both exciting
and frightening to watch. Unlike other areas of commerce that can turn to historical
traditions to help settle disputes and guide the development of the law, the law of the
Internet has no history to fall back on. "Cyber law" is instead being developed by
judges who must do their best to fit legal disputes on the Internet into preexisting legal
frameworks. As a result, the legal principles governing conduct and commerce in cyberspace
are still in a state of flux.
The discussion of Internet Law is divided into the following sections: