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Who controls the Internet? : illusions of a borderless world

Author: Jack L Goldsmith; Tim Wu
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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"Is the Internet erasing national borders? Will the future of the Net be set by Internet engineers, rogue programmers, the United Nations, or powerful countries? Who's really in control of what's happening on the Net?"
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack L Goldsmith; Tim Wu
ISBN: 9780195152661 0195152662
OCLC Number: 61687848
Description: xii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Yahoo! --
Visions of a post-territorial order --
The god of the Internet --
Why geography matters --
How governments rule the Net --
China --
The filesharing movement --
Virtues and vices of government control --
Consequences of borders --
Global laws --
Conclusion: Globalization meets governmental coercion.
Responsibility: Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu.
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Aims to dismiss the fashionable talk of both a 'borderless' net and of a single governing 'code'. Examining policy puzzles from e-commerce to privacy, speech and pornography, intellectual property,  Read more...

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Groundbreaking and easy to read. * Nick Fraser, Prospect * Sometimes it reads with the zip of an investigative thriller....Lane's story is intriguing * Steven Poole, Guardian *

 
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