Internet Governance 188.8.131.52: The Internet Balkanization Fragmentation
15 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2014
Date Written: June 29, 2014
The essay addresses some of the definitions and origins of the term "Internet Balkanization." Drawing upon U.S. constitutional law and interstate commerce regulations, it argues that the term also carries strong connotations on the realms of jurisdiction and commerce. The text adds examples of how this effect affects the businesses of creative companies that are exploring innovative markets in the United States, and suggests that the term "Internet Balkanization" should not be used in the context of international negotiations of Internet Governance.
Keywords: internet balkanization, internet governance, Balkanizion, privacy, fragmentation, itu, icann, cybersecurity, wsis, zynga, international telecommunication union, airbnb, marco civil, uber, sharing economy, lyft, netmundial, internet Balkanization, data localization, high level panel
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