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The End Of “Regulatory Exceptionalism” For Silicon Valley

April 5, 2018

Regulators seemed to accept what  John Perry Barlow proclaimed in his widely quoted Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, in 1996: “Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel … On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.” That proclamation is cited by Alan Z. Rozenshtein, a University of Minnesota law school professor and former DOJ attorney, in article in Lawfare. He says the era when it was largely unchallenged, at least in the United States, is likely coming to an end.

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