Download Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet by Ronald J. Deibert, John G. Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, PDF

By Ronald J. Deibert, John G. Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, Jonathan Zittrain

Many nations around the globe block or clear out web content material, denying entry to information—often approximately politics, but in addition in terms of sexuality, tradition, or religion—that they deem too delicate for usual voters. entry Denied files and analyzes web filtering practices in over 3 dozen international locations, providing the 1st conscientiously carried out examine of this accelerating development. net filtering occurs in at the very least 40 states all over the world together with many nations in Asia and the center East and North Africa. comparable web content material regulate mechanisms also are in position in Canada, the U.S. and a cluster of nations in Europe. Drawing on a just-completed survey of worldwide web filtering undertaken by means of the OpenNet Initiative (a collaboration of the Berkman heart for web and Society at Harvard legislations institution, the Citizen Lab on the collage of Toronto, the Oxford net Institute at Oxford collage, and the college of Cambridge) and hoping on paintings by means of neighborhood specialists and an intensive community of researchers, entry Denied examines the political, felony, social, and cultural contexts of web filtering in those states from quite a few views. Chapters talk about the mechanisms and politics of net filtering, the strengths and barriers of the expertise that powers it, the relevance of overseas legislation, moral concerns for companies that provide states with the instruments for blockading and filtering, and the consequences of net filtering for activist groups that more and more depend upon net applied sciences for speaking their missions. studies on net content material legislation in 40 various nations stick to, with each one nation profile outlining the categories of content material blocked through type and documenting key findings. Contributors : Ross Anderson, Malcolm Birdling, Ronald Deibert, Robert Faris, Vesselina Haralampieva, Steven Murdoch, Helmi Noman, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, Mary Rundle, Nart Villeneuve, Stephanie Wang, and Jonathan Zittrain

Show description

Read Online or Download Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering PDF

Best public policy books

The Politics of Crisis Management: Public Leadership Under Pressure

In occasions of quandary, groups and individuals of organisations count on their leaders to lessen the influence of the challenge handy, whereas critics and bureaucratic opponents try and grab the instant accountable incumbent rulers and their guidelines. during this severe surroundings, coverage makers needs to by some means determine a feeling of normality, and foster collective studying from the difficulty adventure.

Bitte legen Sie nicht auf ...: Willkommen bei der Telekom oder Abenteuer in der Warteschleife

Das Telefon funktioniert nicht? Das net auch nicht? Und wie es zu der horrenden Rechnung kommt, verstehen Sie sowieso nicht? Telekom-Kunden sind einiges gewohnt. Und Kunden-Service-Center, T-Shops und der Besuch des Technickers haben vor allem eines gemeinsam: Sie machen nur noch mehr Ärger. Minka Wolters hat sich auf die Suche gemacht und herausgefunden: Ein Besuch im T-Punkt gleicht einem Abstecher in die Vorhölle, die Telekom-Hotline kann zum Lebensprojekt werden und womit Sie nach Umzug oder Namenswechsel rechnen können .

Drugs and drug policy : the control of consciousness alteration

". .. the authors supply an in depth overview of latest drug coverage within the usa and a very good and thorough assessment of the consequences of either criminal and unlawful ingredients. one of many book's awesome positive aspects is its accomplished insurance of coverage relating to criminal and non felony medications. .. this e-book can also be super idea scary and demanding situations readers to contemplate the root in their personal views on medicines and drug regulations.

Thinking Like a Policy Analyst: Policy Analysis as a Clinical Profession

The realm of coverage represents the confluence of a couple of highbrow strands within which the clinician brings technology including instinct, and makes use of his or her adventure to interpret the proof and make innovations for remedy. this crucial quantity brings jointly prime students to discover the "how" of puzzling over coverage - the questions, values, judgments and event the analyst brings to undergo.

Extra resources for Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering

Example text

Logically, these assessments represent more accurately the result of filtering rather than the intention. Establishing the intention of blocking is never as clear. The blocking of this wide array of blogs could be the result of a lack of technical sophistication or a desire to simultaneously silence the entire collection of blogs hosted on the site. The other prominent target of filtering is political parties, followed by NGOs focused on a particular region or country, and Web sites run by individuals.

So why and how would the Chinese state block—and then unblock—Wikipedia repeatedly? That question lies at the heart of this book. Internet filtering is a complex topic, easy to see from many vantage points but on which it is hard to get a lasting fix. As a practical matter, it is easy for a state to carry out technical Internet filtering at a simple level, but very tricky—if not plain impossible—for a state to accomplish in a thorough manner. As a policy matter, are states putting in place filtering regimes because they are concerned that their own citizens will learn something they should not learn?

The future of the Internet, if not all geopolitics, hangs in the balance. We are still in the early stages of the struggle for control on the Internet. Early theorists, reflecting the libertarian streak that runs deep through the hacker community, suggested that the Internet would be hard to regulate. Cyberspace might prove to be an alternate jurisdiction that the long arm of the state could not reach. Online actors, the theory went, need pay little heed to the claims to sovereignty over their actions by traditional states based in real space.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 32 votes