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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

352 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2008  

Jonathan L. Zittrain

Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Berkman Center for Internet & Society; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

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.

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

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

Suggested Citation

Zittrain, Jonathan L., 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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1125949

Jonathan Zittrain (Contact Author)

Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government ( email )

Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Harvard Law School
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

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Cambridge, MA 02138
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