Issues in Internet Governance

Issues in Internet Governance

O. Zhong (University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, USA), K. Flamm (University of Texas at Austin, USA) and A. Chaudhuri (National Center for Educational Accountability, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-156-8.ch009
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Abstract

“Internet Governance,” not to be confused with “e-government,” refers to the complex interaction of hardware (root-servers), software and public and private entities through which content is made available over the World Wide Web. The largely libertarian origins of Internet management, which helped it spread in a decentralized fashion, are under increasing pressure from various interest groups. The outcome of this tussle, and the future structure of Internet governance, will have significant geopolitical repercussions, especially in the context of the continuing tendency of digital convergence.

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