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Author Marsden, Christopher T.

Title Internet Co-Regulation : European Law, Regulatory Governance and Legitimacy in Cyberspace
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (310 pages)
Contents Cover; INTERNET CO-REGULATION; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; TABLE OF LEGISLATION; 1 States, firms and legitimacy of regulation: insoluble issues?; The incoming tide of Internet co-regulation; Methodological approach: WGIG and scoping Internet governance; Mapping the Internet for regulatory innovation; Geographical analysis based on national and international boundaries; Geographical analysis based on the physical nodes in the networks; Temporal analysis based on the type of control based on its success or failure over time
Chapter 5: Co-regulation and medium lawChapter 6: Censorship; Conclusion: soft law and the Internet; 2 Internet co-regulation and constitutionalism; Introduction; Examining the origins of Internet co-regulation; A typology of regulation; Towards a typology of self- and co-regulation; Judicial review and co-regulation; Sticks not carrots: why Americans don't 'do' co-regulation; Conclusion: co-regulation and constitutionalism; 3 Self-organization and social networks; Web2.0 and alternative content regulation; SNS and regulatory approaches; Social networks; Bebo; Virtual worlds; Second Life
Digital copyrightConclusion: governance and self-organization as examples of social entrepreneurship; 4 An empire entire of itself? Standards, domain names and government; Introducing Internet standard setting; Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF); World Wide Web Consortium (W3C); Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS); W3C Problems Semantic web standards; ICANN and addressing infrastructure; National registrar Nominet; Conclusion: 'pure' self-regulation and moving targets; 5 Content regulation and the Internet
Disciplinary analysis based on the system logic of each 'part' or layer of the InternetConverging mapping of the Internet and selection of case studies; Holistic approaches mapping technical constraints on regulation; Technical mapping: horizontal approach to Internet standards; Vertical or horizontal approach: sectoral descriptions of Internet regulation; Conclusion: mapping from an interdisciplinary perspective; Methodology for 'really really responsive regulation'; Case studies in brief; Chapter 3: Self-organization; Chapter 4: Self-regulation and standards
Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services (ICSTIS)Independent Mobile Classification Board (IMCB); Co-regulation in practice: Association for Video On Demand (ATVOD); Nederlands Instituut voor de Classificatie van Audiovisuele Media (NICAM); Pan European Game Information (PEGI); Conclusion: towards pan-sectoral, pan-European self-rating?; 6 Private ISP censorship; Introducing Internet filtering and website blocking; Internet Watch Foundation (IWF); International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE); UK and European blocklists
Summary A practical analysis of co-regulation, a technique increasingly widely adopted in European regulation
Notes UK 'Cleanfeed' and CAIC
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-276) and index
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Subject Computer networks -- Law and legislation -- Europe.
Computer networks -- Law and legislation.
Internet -- Law and legislation -- Europe.
Internet -- Law and legislation.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511763417 (electronic bk.)
1139101595 (electronic bk.)
9781139101592 (electronic bk.)
9780511763410 (electronic bk.)