Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet by Natasha Tusikov

By Natasha Tusikov

In January 2012, hundreds of thousands participated within the now-infamous “Internet blackout” opposed to the Stop on-line Piracy Act, protesting the ability it's going to have given highbrow estate holders over the web. despite the fact that, whereas SOPA’s withdrawal used to be heralded as a victory for an open web, a small workforce of firms, tacitly sponsored through the USA and different governments, have carried out a lot of SOPA through a chain of mystery, handshake agreements. Drawing on broad interviews, Natasha Tusikov information the emergence of an international regime during which huge net organisations act as regulators for robust highbrow homeowners, tough basic notions of democratic accountability. 

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