Internet Regulation

Can the Internet be regulated? Should the Internet be regulated? Examine the issues that are involved from a variety of positions.


A Brief History of Internet Regulation

Are there internet regulations?
A list of the main internet regulation entities.

FCC Chairman “Won’t Hesitate” to Regulate Broadband Like a Utility if Proposed Rules Fail
FCC chairman is offering the most stalwart defense yet ofr his controversial new net neutrality rules.

Internet Regulation – Ars Technica
Recent news that relate Internet Regulation.

Internet Regulation – Huffington Post
News and stories around the world about Internet regulation.

Keep UN Out Of Internet Regulation
The Internet has a lot of governance problems, but at least it errs on the side of freedom over government control.

The FCC’s Net Neutrality Options
A federal appeals court in January struck down the FCC’s “net Neutrality” rules, so the FCC has been trying to find a way to reinstate the rule without hurting ISP investment in broadband.

The Next Steps for U.S. Internet Regulation
A new Brookings e-book examines the issues and possible solutions to today’s Internet regulation challenges.

TED Video: Rebecca MacKinnon: Let’s take back the Internet!
This powerful talk from TEDGlobal, Rebecca MacKinnon describes the expanding struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace, and asks: How do we design the next phase of the Internet with accountability and freedom at its core, rather than control? She believes the internet is headed for a “Magna Carta” moment when citizens around the world demand that their governments protect free speech and their right to connection.

Venezuelan President calls for internet regulation
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called for Internet regulations and demanded that authorities crack down on a news Web site he accused of spreading false information, according to media reports.

World War 3.0 – In the Battles of SOPA and PIPA, Who Should Control the Internet
When the Internet was created, decades ago, one thing was inevitable: the war today over how (or whether) to control it, and who should have that power. Battle lines have been drawn between repressive regimes and Western democracies, corporations and customers, hackers and law enforcement.

You Tube Video – The Internet and International Telecommunications Regulation – the ITRs
This brief video raises awareness of the ITUs hosted treaty conference – the WCIT (World Conference on International Telecommunications) so that you can be informed of the process underway and engage in the discussion.