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Who Controls the Internet? The Internet is subject to control because its infrastructure is subject to control Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World is a 2006 book by Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu that offers an assessment of the struggle to control the Internet.[1] Starting with a discussion of the early vision of a borderless global community, the authors present some of the most prominent individuals, ideas and movements that have played key roles in developing the Internet. As law professors at Harvard and Columbia, respectively, Goldsmith and Wu assert the important role of government in maintaining Internet law and order while debunking the claims of techno-utopianism that have been espoused by theorists such as Thomas Friedman. Overview[edit]

Google chairman warns of censorship after Arab Spring 27 June 2011Last updated at 19:08 Google has already found itself at odds with some countries, such as China, over censorship The use of the web by Arab democracy movements could lead to some states cracking down harder on internet freedoms, Google's chairman says. Speaking at a conference in Ireland, Eric Schmidt said some governments wanted to regulate the internet the way they regulated television.

Declaration on Digital Freedom: FAQs PEN International The PEN Declaration on Digital Freedom is a concise statement of PEN’s views on free expression in the digital age that was approved by the Assembly of Delegates — representing 20,000 writers — at the PEN International Congress in Gyeongju, Korea in September 2012. The Declaration is a framework and advocacy tool to help 104 PEN Centers around the world respond to threats in digital media and promote human rights. Back to top The Declaration is grouped into four separate articles that summarize PEN’s stance on critical issues. They cover:

Who Controls the Internet? Beyond the Obstinacy or Obsolescence of the State - Eriksson - 2009 - International Studies Review With the Internet being a truly global phenomenon, understanding how this is controlled should yield observations of relevance for the study of global governance more generally. The Internet, and how it is controlled, should therefore be a concern for all students of world politics, and not only for the smaller albeit multidisciplinary community of scholars engaging in “Internet studies.” A first step is to acknowledge that Internet control varies across time, space, and issue-areas. To better understand such complex patterns of governance, we need to go beyond universal generalizations.

Explicit cookie consent OVER the past decade Western security agencies have been remarkably successful in keeping jihadist terrorists at bay. Put it down to diligence, surveillance technology, financial resources, the manageable numbers of potential terrorists and, often, good luck. The spooks have foiled complex plots, such as the one in 2009 to bring down airliners in mid-Atlantic. They have brought a steady stream of would-be terrorists before the courts. Occasionally, loners and misfits have succeeded in carrying out attacks, such as the bombing of the Boston marathon and the beheading of a British soldier in London, both in 2013. But until the murders in Paris last week, most people would have had Islamist terrorism low on their list of concerns.

LEAKED: UK copyright lobby holds closed-door meetings with gov't to discuss national Web-censorship regime A group of UK copyright lobbyists held confidential, closed-door meetings with Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries to discuss a plan to allow industry groups to censor the Internet in the UK. The proposal has leaked, and it reveals a plan to establish "expert bodies" that would decide which websites British people were allowed to see, to be approved by a judge using a "streamlined" procedure. The procedure will allow for "swift" blocking in order to shut down streaming of live events. Public interest groups like the Open Rights Group asked to attend the meeting, but were shut out, presaging a regulatory process that's likely to be a lopsided, industry-centric affair that doesn't consider the public.

Statement on Internet Confidentiality 13 November 2014 In 1996, the IAB and IESG recognized that the growth of the Internet depended on users having confidence that the network would protect their private information. RFC 1984 documented this need. Since that time, we have seen evidence that the capabilities and activities of attackers are greater and more pervasive than previously known. The IAB now believes it is important for protocol designers, developers, and operators to make encryption the norm for Internet traffic. Encryption should be authenticated where possible, but even protocols providing confidentiality without authentication are useful in the face of pervasive surveillance as described in RFC 7258.

E-G8 Forum Sarkozy addresses the E-G8 Origin[edit] The idea for the event came up on a blog post by Tariq Krim in which the founder of Netvibes complained that France doesn't have its own CTO.[2] The blog post was reposted by Arnaud Dassier and Loïc Le Meur, and read by the Elysée's technical counsellor Nicolas Princen, who then convinced Nicolas Sarkozy to take a step towards the French digital natives after the failure of Hadopi.[3] Attendees[edit] Content and reactions[edit] Zuckerberg closed the event UN report: "three strikes" Internet laws violate human rights China's not the only Internet bad boy; a new UN report (PDF) calls out even developed democracies for slapping restrictions on the Internet. An official appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council has released a new report on the state of online free speech around the world. In addition to calling attention to long-standing censorship problems in China, Iran, and other oppressive regimes, the report devotes a surprising amount of attention to speech restrictions in the developed world—and it singles out recently enacted "three strikes" laws in France and the United Kingdom that boot users off the Internet for repeated copyright infringement.