Governance of Online Intermediaries: Observations from a Series of National Case Studies

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Name of the resource Governance of Online Intermediaries: Observations from a Series of National Case Studies
Center Institute for Technology & Society (ITS), Rio de Janeiro
Person of reference Fabro Steibel
Reference email address ofabro@itsrio.org
Brief Description Online intermediaries in various forms play a constitutive role in today’s digital environment. They have become a new type of powerful institution in the 21st century that shape the public networked sphere, and are subject to intense and often controversial policy debates. This paper focuses on one particular force shaping the emergence and future evolution of online intermediaries: the rapidly changing landscape of intermediary governance at the intersection of law, technology, norms, and markets. Analyzing online intermediary governance issues from multiple perspectives, and in the context of different cultures and regulatory frameworks, immediately creates basic problems of semantic interoperability. These case studies, in turn, have emerged in the context of an international research pilot by the Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC), through a process of in-person consultations and remote collaborations among the researchers, and are based on a set of broader questions regarding the role of online intermediaries in the digital age.
Prior Knowledge Required None
Target Students Continuous education / lifelong learning
Topics of interest Internet Governance
Language English
Location http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2566364
Length / Duration 283 pages
Accessibility of the Material Anyone can access the material through the web
License Type Open License (ex: Creative Commons)