Chokepoints : Global Private Regulation on the Internet Hardback
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, 12 Tables
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 10/01/2017
- Category: Freedom of information & freedom of speech
- ISBN: 9780520291218
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