Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts
Much Internet scholarship tends to analyze the Internet at an inappropriate level of abstraction; focusing on the Internet as one "medium," when -- by design -- nearly all of the significant facts for certain questions are to be found at the level of the application and its associated protocols. The article suggests that application-centered thinking makes a better tool for the hard Internet questions, such as First Amendment questions (such as filtering) and questions of private ordering.
Application-Centered Internet Analysis,
Virginia Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 6, pp. 1163-1204, 1999
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/faculty_scholarship/1177