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The Future of the Internet - And How to Stop It


Jonathan Zittrain


Harvard Law School and Kennedy School; Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Berkman Center for Internet & Society


Jonathan Zittrain, THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET - AND HOW TO STOP IT, Yale University Press, Penguin UK/Allen Lane
Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 36/2008

Abstract:     
This book explores the past, present, and future of the Internet. It explains why some crucial, commonplace ingredients of the Net such as the generic, reprogrammable PC are likely soon to be replaced, not just complemented, by a new range of information appliances and corresponding Web 2.0 platforms that create new gatekeepers and new opportunities for regulation. It says that this future is, on balance, undesirable, even as the market is bringing it about, and it makes recommendations about how to avoid this future.

The electronic version of the book is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 license. It is otherwise published by Yale University Press and Penguin UK.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 352

Keywords: Future, Internet, Cyberlaw, Generative, Tethered, Appliances, Steril, Google, Facebook, Apple, Iphone

JEL Classification: A13, D70, D78, D91, I21, I28, K2, K42, L22, O3

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Date posted: April 30, 2008  

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Zittrain, Jonathan, The Future of the Internet - And How to Stop It. Jonathan Zittrain, THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET - AND HOW TO STOP IT, Yale University Press, Penguin UK/Allen Lane; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 36/2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1125949

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Jonathan Zittrain (Contact Author)
Harvard Law School and Kennedy School ( email )
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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