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Supreme Court Cases Won’t Break the Internet: Stephen L. Carter

Despite all the furor, the future of the internet does not hinge on a pair of cases argued this week at the US Supreme Court. There’s no risk that the statutory immunity that Congress granted long ago to internet service providers will collapse. The justices are being asked to decide a narrow and technical legal question. Should the ISPs lose, they’ll make a handful of tweaks in the algorithms they employ to sort content. The experience of most users will barely budge.