An outstanding line-up of contributors explore the regulation of the internet from an interdisciplinary perspective. In-depth coverage of this controversial area such as international political economy, law, politics, economics, sociology and internet regulation. Regulating the Global Information Society covers the differences between both US and UK approaches to regulation and establishes where policy is being made that will influence the future direction of the global information society, from commercial, democratic and middle-ground perspectives.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction:Information and communications technologies, globalisation and regulation Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives 2. The Role of the Public Sphere in the Information Society 3. In Search of the Self: Charting the course of self-regulation on the Internet in a global environment 4. Will Electronic Commerce Change the Law?: Towards a regulatory perspective based on competition, information and learning skills Part 2: The Limits of Telecommunications Regulation 5. How Far Can Deregulation of Telecommunications Go? 6. Realising Social Goals in Connectivity and Content: The challenge of convergence 7. Commentary: When to regulate in the GIS? A public policy perspective 8. The Rise and Decline of the International Telecommunications Regime 9. After Seattle: Trade negotiations and the new economy Comment on Jonathon D. Aronson, `After Seattle: Trade negotiations and the new economy' Part 3: International Self-regulation and Standard Setting 10. Locating Internet Governance: Lessons from the standards process 11. Semi-private International Rulemaking: Lessons learned from the WIPO domain name process Part 4: Standard Setting and Competition Policy 12. Will the Internet Remake Antitrust Law? 13. The Problems of the Third Way: A Java case study Part 5: The Limits of Government Regulation 14. China's Impact on the Global Information Society 15. Freedom Versus Access Rights in a European Context 16. Pluralism, Guidance and the New Media 17. Five Challenges for Regulating the Global Information Society