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The Internet in EverythingFreedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch$
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Laura DeNardis

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780300233070

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300233070.001.0001

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The Internet Freedom Oxymoron

The Internet Freedom Oxymoron

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(p.163) 6 The Internet Freedom Oxymoron
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The Internet in Everything
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Laura DeNardis

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300233070.003.0006

This chapter addresses how discourses around Internet freedom have served a variety of interests and ideologies. However, all of the various conceptions of Internet freedom have to be challenged in light of technological change. Traditional notions of Internet freedom are disconnected from actual technical, political, and market conditions. Internet freedom has a long history, but all incarnations center on the transmission and free flow of content, from John Perry Barlow's “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” and calls for freedom from regulation to the United States Department of State's Internet freedom foreign-policy campaign. Normative frameworks should adjust both to the realities of information control from private ordering and authoritarian power and the rising human rights challenges of cyber-physical systems.

Keywords:   Internet freedom, technological change, John Perry Barlow, regulation, information control, human rights, cyber-physical systems

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