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Chokepoints : global private regulation on the Internet / Natasha Tusikov.

Author:
Tusikov, Natasha, 1974- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
Description:
xvii, 295 pages ; 23 cm
Summary note:
"In January 2012, millions participated in the now-infamous "Internet blackout" against the Stop Online Piracy Act, protesting the power it would have given intellectual property holders over the Internet. However, while SOPA's withdrawal was heralded as a victory for an open Internet, a small group of corporations, tacitly backed by the US and other governments, have implemented much of SOPA via a series of secret, handshake agreements. Drawing on extensive interviews, Natasha Tusikov details the emergence of a global regime in which large Internet firms act as regulators for powerful intellectual property owners, challenging fundamental notions of democratic accountability."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Secret handshake deals -- Internet firms become global regulators -- Revenue chokepoints -- Access chokepoints -- Marketplace chokepoints -- Changing the enforcement paradigm -- A future for digital rights -- Agreements, bills, legal cases, and legislation -- Interviews.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780520291218 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 0520291212 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 9780520291225 (paperback : alkaline paper)
  • 0520291220 (paperback : alkaline paper)
LCCN:
2016023978
OCLC:
966555766
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