By Ronald J. Deibert, John G. Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, Jonathan Zittrain
Many nations worldwide block or filter out web content material, denying entry to information—often approximately politics, but in addition in terms of sexuality, tradition, or religion—that they deem too delicate for usual voters. entry Denied records and analyzes web filtering practices in over 3 dozen international locations, supplying the 1st carefully carried out learn of this accelerating pattern. net filtering occurs in no less than 40 states world wide together with many nations in Asia and the center East and North Africa. similar net content material keep watch over mechanisms also are in position in Canada, the USA and a cluster of nations in Europe. Drawing on a just-completed survey of world web filtering undertaken by means of the OpenNet Initiative (a collaboration of the Berkman middle for web and Society at Harvard legislation college, the Citizen Lab on the college of Toronto, the Oxford net Institute at Oxford collage, and the college of Cambridge) and hoping on paintings by means of nearby specialists and an intensive community of researchers, entry Denied examines the political, criminal, social, and cultural contexts of web filtering in those states from numerous views. Chapters talk about the mechanisms and politics of web filtering, the strengths and barriers of the know-how that powers it, the relevance of overseas legislations, moral issues for firms that offer states with the instruments for blockading and filtering, and the consequences of net filtering for activist groups that more and more depend on web applied sciences for speaking their missions. studies on net content material law in 40 diversified nations stick to, with every one state profile outlining the kinds of content material blocked by means of classification and documenting key findings. Contributors : Ross Anderson, Malcolm Birdling, Ronald Deibert, Robert Faris, Vesselina Haralampieva, Steven Murdoch, Helmi Noman, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, Mary Rundle, Nart Villeneuve, Stephanie Wang, and Jonathan Zittrain
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AE—United Arab Emirates; AF—Afghanistan; AZ— Azerbaijan; BH—Bahrain; BY—Belarus; CN—China; DZ—Algeria; EG—Egypt; ET—Ethiopia; HK— Hong Kong; IL—Israel; IN—India; IR—Iran; IQ—Iraq; JO—Jordan; KG—Kyrgyzstan; KR—South Korea; KZ—Kazakhstan; LY—Libya; MA—Morocco; MD—Moldova; MM—Burma/Myanmar; MY—Malaysia; NP—Nepal; OM—Oman; PK—Pakistan; PS—Gaza/West Bank; RU—Russia; SA—Saudi Arabia; SD— Sudan; SG—Singapore; SY—Syria; TH—Thailand; TH—Tunisia; TN—Tunisia; TJ—Tajikistan; UA— Ukraine; UZ—Uzbekistan; VE—Venezuela; VN—Vietnam; YE—Yemen; ZW—Zimbabwe.
For example, while Blogspot blogs were blocked in Pakistan due to IP blocking, the interface to update one’s blog was still accessible. However, Blogspot has since upgraded its service and the new interface is hosted on the blocked IP, making the interface to update one’s blog inaccessible in Pakistan. The reverse is also possible. For example, if the IP address of a Web site is blocked, the Web site may change its hosting arrangement in order to receive a new IP address, leaving it unblocked until the new IP address is discovered and blocked.
If it were deemed important, users could be informed that the Web site they were seeking was being intentionally blocked. 11. htm. 12. org/wbi/governance. ’’ ‘‘Rule of Law includes several indicators which measure the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society. ’’ 2 Internet Filtering: The Politics and Mechanisms of Control Jonathan Zittrain and John Palfrey It seems hard to believe that a free, online encyclopedia that anyone can edit at any time could matter much to anyone.
Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering by Ronald J. Deibert, John G. Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, Jonathan Zittrain