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By Brian Kahin, James H. Keller

For years, the area observed the web as a creature of theU.S. division of safety. Now a few declare that the net is aself-governing organism managed via not anyone and wanting nooversight. even if the nationwide technology beginning and othergovernment businesses proceed to help and oversee criticaladministrative and coordinating capabilities, the net is remarkablydecentralized and uninstitutionalized. because it grows in scope,bandwidth, and performance, the net would require greatercoordination, however it isn't really but transparent what sort of coordinatingmechanisms will evolve.The essays during this quantity make clear those matters and recommend possiblemodels for governing the net. the themes addressed diversity fromsettlements and facts assortment to the sprawling challenge ofdomain names, which impacts the industrial pursuits of hundreds of thousands ofcompanies world wide. One recurrent subject is the inseparabilityof technical and coverage matters in any dialogue related to theInternet.Contributors:Guy Almes, Ashley Andeen, Joseph P. Bailey, Steven M. Bellovin, ScottBradner, Richard Cawley, Che-Hoo Cheng, Bilal Chinoy, ok Claffy, MariaFarnon, William Foster, Alexander Gigante, Sharon Eisner Gillett, MarkGould, Eric Hoffman, Scott Huddle, Joseph Y. Hui, David R. Johnson,Mitchell Kapor, John Lesley King, Lee W. McKnight, Don Mitchell,Tracie Monk, Milton Mueller, Carl Oppedahl, David G.Post, YakovRekhter, Paul Resnick, A. M. Rutkowski, Timothy J. Salo, PhilipL. Sbarbaro, Robert Shaw.A ebook of the Harvard info Infrastructure Project

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L4 v. U . S. DepUl1ment ofJu sti ce. h ttp : / / www . e ff. \ I L ! 9606 1 2_aclu_\Jen o_deci sion . h tm l . Copyrighted Material Governance of the Internet: A UK Perspective Mark Gould Introduction The Internet is probably the largest of the open networks which now form a supraterritorial and diffuse global entity. The notion of physical territory is necessarily alien to the technical norms govern­ ing the Internet-instead, the standards and protocols ofInternet communication have developed in such a way as to transcend the limits of geography and politics.

But if receiv­ ing p rot oc ol implementations gracefully ignore new features that they cannot understand, interoperability can still be maintained. To illustrate with a hypothetical example: if vendors of Web servers each choose their own nonstandard ways of marking "all-singing, all-dancing" text in HTML, then a Web browser that ignores this format and simply displays plain text will still interoperate, while one that rejects the entire page will not. Summary: Principles of the 99 Percent In summary, day-to-day coordination of the Internet is informed by the following principles: • Value interoperability.

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