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LAWS, RHODIAN, maritime. law. A code of laws adopted by the people of Rhodes, who had, by their commerce and naval victories, obtained the sovereignty of the sea, about nine hundred. years before the Christian era. There is reason to suppose this code has not been transmitted to posterity, at least not in a perfect state. A collection of marine constitutions, under the denomination of Rhodian Laws, may be seen in Vinnius, but they bear evident marks of a spurious origin. See Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 4, p. 15; this Dict. Code; Laws of Oleron; Laws of Wisbuy; Laws of the Hanse Towns.

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One way to understand Reed's Law is to see it as a tool for quantifying the way in which Internet communities and exchanges can generate value that goes far beyond just the one-to-one transactions of traditional networks.
The explanatory power of Reed's Law is particularly illustrated by the insights that it provides into the divergent trajectories of three seemingly similar online initiatives: online classifieds ventures and the Onsale and eBay auction businesses.
An understanding of the power of Reed's Law and the group-forming effect also points to a number of steps and strategies.