News and Research articles on Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Private ordering and the rise of terms of service as cyber-regulation

Luca Belli, Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School
Jamila Venturini, Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School
PUBLISHED ON: 29 Dec 2016 DOI: 10.14763/2016.4.441

Internet intermediaries unilaterally define their terms of service (ToS) and enforce them privately by shaping the architectures of the networks and platforms under their control. Based on empirical evidence, Belli and Venturini argue that ToS and their implementation affect users’ rights.

Multistakeholder governance processes as production sites: enhanced cooperation "in the making"

Julia Pohle, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)
PUBLISHED ON: 30 Sep 2016 DOI: 10.14763/2016.3.432

Through a combination of actor-network theory and interpretative policy analysis, multistakeholder arrangements in internet governance are conceptualised as sites of discursive production in which heterogeneous actors engage in dynamic processes of social ordering.


Multilevel constitutionalism and e-democracy

04 May 2016

As a scholar of constitutional law, of European and international law, having along the way gathered some knowledge of the workings of the internet, I am happy to present some perhaps somewhat revolutionary thoughts about governing in the future. The issue I was asked to deal with was: Governing the 21st century. Here are my thoughts about it. 1

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Internet governance needs to develop ambitions

30 Apr 2015

"The legal systems in both the United States and in the European Union member states are simply not cut out for citizen-driven, peer-to-peer communication," argues Swedish Pirate Party member Amelia Anderdotter.