In 1992 Congress passed the Scientific and Advanced-Technology Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1862(g) (1992) giving greater commercial access to what would eventually become the world wide web. In the two decades since, the internet has become the new wild west in the legal profession. Every aspect of law, from commercial codes to common law tort is now affected by our ability to use our computers and mobile devices to purchase goods and services, discuss our opinions about sports teams, even influence international regime change. Such power to influence growth and change has never been in the hands of so many individuals.
Legal regimes, however, have been slow to adapt to the sea change brought by the internet, and while the overarching legal principals remain the same, its application throws most laypeople and lawyers in a loop. This affect has been very pronounced in the many large law firms, which still run using old pre-internet business models and practices.
Ask a Cyber Lawyer, a project of Skyles Law Group, LLC, seeks to address issues developing in the area of internet law, for both legal professionals and the public. Anyone interested should feel free to ask a question on any aspect of cyber law, and have it answered on the website.