Liability Rules in the Internet of Things: Why Traditional Legal Relations Encourage Modern Technological Innovation

via IP2 Working Paper Series
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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Introduction: To most experts on cyberspace, the Internet of Things (IoT) is an arena in which novel legal solutions are likely to prove dominant. I take the opposite position, even though—or perhaps precisely because—I have never done much specific work in this area. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, I think that any lack of specialized knowledge offers hidden advantages in working through the basic problems at a high enough level of generality to facilitate setting up a comprehensive liability regime even—perhaps especially—in an area undergoing rapid technological change. 

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