Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 March 2006

238 Pages | 23 halftones & line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195152661

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Who Controls the Internet?

Illusions of a Borderless World

Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu

In this provocative new book, Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu tell the fascinating story of the Internet's challenge to governmental rule in the 1990s, and the ensuing battles with governments around the world. It's a book about the fate of one idea--that the Internet might liberate us forever from government, borders, and even our physical selves. The authors show how, in the course of a decade, this original vision is uprooted, as governments time and time again assert their power to direct the future of the Internet. The destiny of the Internet over the next decades, argue Goldsmith and Wu, will reflect the interests of powerful nations and the conflicts within and between them.

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