If you are new to international cyberspace law, or are unfamiliar with a particular aspect thereof, start your research with a secondary source. In addition to providing background information, analysis, and commentary, secondary sources can help you to identify relevant primary law materials, such as treaties, national legislation, and case law.
The right-hand column on this page includes a selection of basic introductory resources. The center section covers resources that offer a broad overview of commercial, legal, or security aspects of international cyberspace law.
Note that the sections of this guide on Internet Governance, Electronic Commerce, Data Protection & Privacy, Cyber Crime, and Cyber Warfare & Terrorism all include their own pages listing secondary sources suitable for researching those topics.
Journal articles can be an excellent source for researching narrower, more specialized legal topics. Articles published in law journals include extensive footnotes with citations to primary and secondary sources that are relevant to the topic. In addition to searching in journal indexes and full-text databases, consider searching in journals that specialize in topics related to cyberspace law. A selection of such journals appears below. For more information about searching for articles generally, see our guide to Articles for Legal and Non-Legal Research.