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Building cyberspace: a brief history of Internet

Jon Bing

in Internet Governance: Infrastructure and Institutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199561131
eISBN:
9780191721199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561131.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Political Economy

This chapter provides a history of the development of the Internet in terms of its infrastructure, applications, and sources of inspiration. In doing so, it portrays the chief personalities, ideas, ... More


Scarcity and Internet Governance

Laura DeNardis

in Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042574
eISBN:
9780262258739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042574.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter suggests that efficient Internet governance frameworks based on principles of equal opportunity and participation are required to address the issue of the scarcity of Internet addresses. ... More


Setting Standards for the Internet

Laura Denardis

in The Global War for Internet Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300181357
eISBN:
9780300182118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181357.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces some of the technical protocols that enable the Internet’s fundamental interoperability. It explains the institutional framework responsible for these protocols and some of ... More


Protocols, Packets, and Proximity: The Materiality of Internet Routing

Paul Dourish

in Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039362
eISBN:
9780252097416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039362.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyzes the materialities of Internet protocols, focusing on the relationship between content and conduit, which involves both the compression and modulation of signals. Network ... More


Governance at the Internet’s Core

Laura Denardis

in The Global War for Internet Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300181357
eISBN:
9780300182118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181357.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Internet is made up of interconnected Internet Protocol networks operated by different companies that conjoin bilaterally or at shared exchange points to form the global Internet. This chapter ... More


IP versus IP

Milton L. Mueller

in Networks and States: The Global Politics of Internet Governance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014595
eISBN:
9780262289665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014595.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the concept of the Internet protocol, which consists of different telecommunication modes on the Internet platform, and also describes intellectual property, which is a legal ... More


Interconnected Contests: Distributed Denial of Service Attacks and Other Digital Control Measures in Asia

Hal Roberts, Ethan Zuckerman, and John Palfrey

in Access Contested: Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016780
eISBN:
9780262298919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016780.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the use of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks by states to control online content. An example of the use of DDoS by Vietnamese government to make a website, ... More


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