Internet or internet, Top Court’s Opinions

Internet or internet, Top Court’s Opinions

It turns out that there is quite a controversy at the U.S. Supreme Court as to whether Internet should be capitalized or not. The difference between the two spellings has very different legal meanings according to justice opinions in the recent case of Packingham v. North Carolina. According to Motherboard, which explains the controversy very well, it boils down to whether Internet is seen as a place, or whether internet is seen as a broad spectrum of things. On the surface this may seem trivial, but it actually has major legal implications. So next time you write Internet or internet, you’ll need to think through context and world view on the subject.