For those years, the technologies play a leading role in the information society. Given that, some people think the regulators should catch up with the radical changes in the society.
However, some think the Internet should not (or can not) be regulated because there is a technology cycle[?]. The legal issues which surrounded Napster are one of the most well known examples of cyber law. The problem when we try to regulate cyberspace is the lack of profound experience in the society.
Information infrastructure[?], the Internet, consists of three layers (physical infrastructure, digital technology services and applications of digital technology) and in each of these layers digital technology is involved. New businesses, copyright issues and other problems will arise in the context of each of these three levels and solutions to cope with them will also have an impact on the other levels. Very complex system will need to be dealt with and there will be a risk of undesired side effects in other layers of the information structure (e.g. when changing the legislative framework).
Some technologies may helps the laws to work such as digital watermarking, but it is unlikely that they will provide real solutions.
Such laws include:
The Future of Ideas by Lawrence Lessig
Internet and Copyright in Japan (http://akira.arts.kuleuven.ac.be/andreas/english_paper_gaidai) by Andreas Bovens[?]