Keywords: cyberlaw, legal regulation, dogmatic theory, Brazilian law, Brazil, internet regulation, cyberspace law, legal dogmas
The role of the dogmatic function of law in cyberspace
Internet regulation has been widely discussed and we can identify some theoretical models. International agreements, code-base regulation and the traditional regulation model of applying domestic laws to cyberspace are three examples of such models. This paper proposes that the law has an inherent dogmatic function. It also proposes that legal dogmas can be used to regulate cyberspace, despite its technological particularities. In doing so, extending and applying existing legal dogmas to cyberspace is our proposal for internet legal regulation. That regulation model is addressed under the perspective of Brazilian Law.