Download PDF by Natasha Tusikov: Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet

By Natasha Tusikov

In January 2012, hundreds of thousands participated within the now-infamous “Internet blackout” opposed to the Stop on-line Piracy Act, protesting the facility it is going to have given highbrow estate holders over the net. even if, whereas SOPA’s withdrawal used to be heralded as a victory for an open web, a small workforce of agencies, tacitly sponsored via the USA and different governments, have carried out a lot of SOPA through a chain of mystery, handshake agreements. Drawing on huge interviews, Natasha Tusikov info the emergence of an international regime during which huge web agencies act as regulators for robust highbrow homeowners, demanding primary notions of democratic accountability. 

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