The Internet: a global free space with limited state control

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Dommering, E.; van Ginkel, B.; de Goede, M.; Koops, B.J.; Plooij-van Gorsel, E.; Verrijn Stuart, H.; Smallenbroek, J.;
  • Publisher: Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV)

Chapter II explains that the internet, as represented by the internet community, has broken free of the traditional structure of the telecommunication sector under international law, namely a convention (recording global agreements about telecommunications) and an inter... View more
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    1 See the wide-ranging analysis of the German philosopher of science Klaus Mainzer, Die Berechnung der Welt, Von der Weltformel zu Big Data, Munich: C.H. Beck, 2014.

    2 Joseph S. Nye, The Regime Complex for Managing Global Cyber Activities, Global Commission on Internet Governance Paper Series, no. 1, May 2014. See: <>.

    3 Freedom House, Freedom on the Net 2013, see: < resources/ FOTN%202013_Full%20Report_0.pdf>, p. 16, consulted on 1 September 2014.

    4 Advisory Council on International Affairs and Advisory Committee on Issues of Public International Law, Cyber Warfare, advisory report no. 77 (AIV)/no. 22 (CAVV), The Hague, December 2011.

    5 General Intelligence and Security Service, Online Jihadism important driving force behind global Jihad movement, January 2012. See: <>.

    6 For a description of the multi-agent approach, see Luciano Floridi, The 4th Revolution, How the Infosphere Is Reshaping Human Reality, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, chapter 8: 'Politics: the rise of the multi-agent system'.

    8 For the history of this international debate, see J.E.S. Fawcett, Outer Space, New Challenges to Law and Policy, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984.

    9 Autronic AG v. Switzerland, ECtHR, 22 May 1990, Series A, vol. 178.

    11 See Manuel Castells, Communication Power, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, chapter 2, 'Communication in the digital age'.

    12 For a detailed analysis of this trend see Janet Abbate, Inventing the Internet, Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1999, chapter 5, 'The internet in the arena of international standards'.

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