[FoME] Publikation zu Internet-Restriktionen in CIS-Staaten, Asien, Europa, Nahem Osten

Christoph Dietz christoph.dietz at CAMECO.ORG
Fr Jun 18 12:03:50 CEST 2010

Robert Deibert et al. (eds.): Access controlled - the shaping of power,
rigths and rule in cyberspace. Cambridge (Mass.): MIT Press, 2010, 617
Unter http://www.access-controlled.net/ stehen alle Kapitel des Buches
zum Download zur Verfügung. Die Druckversion gibt es bei amazon.de für
zur Zeit E 19,00.
The tectonic plates of cyberspace are shifting. As the global Internet
expands in reach and ability to influence, governments are pursuing
strategies to establish controls and policing over this domain
consistent with national laws and values. These tendencies are evident
in democratic as well as authoritarian states.
Government intervention has become more pronounced and pervasive –
and censorship and surveillance practices are on the rise.
First-generation controls, typified by China’s “Great Firewall,”
are being replaced by more sophisticated techniques that go beyond mere
denial of information and aim to normalize (or even legalize) a climate
of control. These next-generation techniques include strategically timed
distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, targeted malware,
surveillance at key points of the Internet’s infrastructure, take-down
notices, and stringent terms-of-usage policies.
Access Controlled updates and expands on the OpenNet Initiative’s
2008 volume, Access Denied. Six new chapters written by leading experts
analyze trends and patterns shaping Internet controls worldwide. The
volume presents six up-to-date regional reports and 29 country profiles
based on ONI’s extensive infield research and technical testing:
Commonwealth of Independent States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Europe: France, Germany, Italy, Nordic Countries, Turkey, United
North America: United States and Canada
Australia and New Zealand
Asia: Burma, China, Pakistan, South Korea
Middle East and North Africa: Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria,
Tunisia, United Arab Emirates
The OpenNet Initiative ( http://opennet.net/ ) is a collaborative
partnership between the Citizen Lab  ( http://www.citizenlab.org/ )at
the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (
http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/ ); the Berkman Center for Internet &
Society at Harvard University ( http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/ ); and the
SecDev Group (Ottawa) ( http://secdev.ca/ ). The OpenNet Initiative
investigates and analyzes Internet filtering and surveillance practices
in a credible and non-partisan fashion. Our aim is to inform better
public policy and advocacy work in this area through credible
evidence-based research. The OpenNet Initiative actively supports the
work of local researchers around the world and actively operates with
our sister projects, OpenNet Asia and OpenNet Eurasia
Support for the publication of Access Controlled was provided by the
Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media.

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