This article discusses the legal issues involving the owners of private computer networks. These issues include public/private network distinctions, First Amendment free speech issues, liability for computer network owners for improper speech posted on their networks, and anti-trust questions. The article analyzes the complexities that result from different forms of network ownership and the relationship of such networks to governmental entities.
Virtual Constitutions: The Creation of Rules for Governing Private Networks, 8 Harv. J. L. & Tech. 129 (1994)