Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet by John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, Jonathan Zittrain, Ronald J.

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

Many nations around the globe block or filter out net content material, denying entry to information--often approximately politics, but in addition with regards to sexuality, tradition, or religion--that they deem too delicate for traditional voters. entry Denied records and analyzes web filtering practices in over 3 dozen international locations, delivering the 1st conscientiously carried out learn of this accelerating trend.

Internet filtering happens in at the very least 40 states world wide together with many nations in Asia and the center East and North Africa. comparable net content material keep watch over mechanisms also are in position in Canada, the USA and a cluster of nations in Europe. Drawing on a just-completed survey of worldwide net filtering undertaken by way of the OpenNet Initiative (a collaboration of the Berkman middle for web and Society at Harvard legislation college, the Citizen Lab on the collage of Toronto, the Oxford net Institute at Oxford collage, and the collage of Cambridge) and hoping on paintings by way of neighborhood specialists and an in depth community of researchers, entry Denied examines the political, felony, social, and cultural contexts of net filtering in those states from various views. Chapters speak about the mechanisms and politics of web filtering, the strengths and boundaries of the expertise that powers it, the relevance of foreign legislations, moral concerns for firms that provide states with the instruments for blockading and filtering, and the results of net filtering for activist groups that more and more depend upon net applied sciences for speaking their missions.

Reports on web content material law in 40 various nations stick with, with every one state profile outlining the kinds of content material blocked by way of type and documenting key findings.

* bankruptcy 1: Measuring international web Filtering

* bankruptcy 2: web Filtering: The Politics and Mechanisms of Control

* bankruptcy three: instruments and know-how of web Filtering

* bankruptcy four: Filtering and the foreign approach: a query of Commitment

* bankruptcy five: Reluctant Gatekeepers: company Ethics on a Filtered Internet

* bankruptcy 6: stable for Liberty, undesirable for safeguard? worldwide Civil Society and the Securitization of the web

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These licenses tend to include requirements, explicit or implicit in nature, that the ISPs implement filtering at the behest of the state. Some states partially centralize the filtering operation at private Internet exchange points (IXPs)—topological crossroads for network traffic—or through explicit state-run clearing points established to serve as gatekeepers for Internet traffic. Some states implement filter´s or in pubing at public Internet access points, such as the computers found within cybercafe lic libraries and schools, as in the United States.

Another subset of countries, including Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, employ a hybrid strategy, indicating clearly to users that certain sites are blocked while obscuring the blocking of other sites behind the uncertainty of connection errors that could have numerous other explanations. In Bahrain, users normally receive a blockpage. org, Bahrain uses DNS tampering that results in an error. com returned a blockpage. There is an apparent two-tiered system in place. They are willing to go on the record as blocking some sites, and not for others.

Liability placed on Internet service providers and Internet content providers can ensure that intermediaries affirmatively carry out filtering and surveillance without a license requirement. Registration requirements establish the need to gather data about citizens accessing the Internet from a certain IP address, user account, ´ location, and so forth. And self-monitoring requirements—coupled with the percepcybercafe tion, real or imagined, of online surveillance—prompt individual, corporate, and other users to limit their own access and publication online.

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