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News Posted on July 3, 2013

Professor Chander's Electronic Silk Road Reviewed by Huffington Post

Professor Anupam Chander's new book, The Electronic Silk Road: How the Web Binds the World Together in Commerce (Yale University Press), is the subject of an article written for the Huffington Post by Glenn C. Altschuler, Professor of American Studies and Vice President for University Relations at Cornell University.  The book examines the law of internet commerce.

"Making a compelling case that efforts to stop the inflow of electronic information across physical borders are certain to be futile, [Chander] recommends that governments respond to cross-border Internet-based trade in information and services by using an approach he dubs ‘glocalization,'" Altschuler writes in praising the book's analysis. "It involves ‘rationalizing their laws wherever possible, engaging in international standards projects and recognizing the adequacy of certain foreign standards and enforcement, while not jettisoning efforts to insure that network providers comport their service with local public policy.'"

Professor Anupam Chander is a leading scholar in the law of globalization and digitization, and has written widely on international law and cyber law.  He is also Director of the California International Law Center at King Hall.

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