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Lee A. Bygrave and Jon Bing

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199561131

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561131.001.0001

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Governors of Internet

Governors of Internet

(p.92) 3 Governors of Internet
Internet Governance

Lee A. Bygrave (Contributor Webpage)

Terje Michaelsen

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the main organizations that are concerned directly with Internet governance. It outlines the relevant responsibilities and agendas of the respective organizations, together with their sources of funding and their relationships with each other. Attention is directed mainly at transnational bodies. These include the Internet Society, Internet Architecture Board, Internet Engineering Task Force, World Wide Web Consortium, and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The remainder of the chapter describes the various roles played by national governments, alone and in concert, in Internet governance. Using the self-governance ideals of ‘digital libertarianism’ as foil, it delineates the growing influence of governments in the field.

Keywords:   Internet Society, Internet Architecture Board, digital libertarianism, etiquette, censorship, filtering, surveillance, national governments

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