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Regulating Code: Good Governance and Better Regulation in the Information Age

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Internet use has become ubiquitous in the past two decades, but governments, legislators, and their regulatory agencies have struggled to keep up with the rapidly changing Internet technologies and uses. In this groundbreaking collaboration, regulatory lawyer Christopher Marsden and computer scientist Ian Brown analyze the regulatory shaping of "code" -- the technological ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2013 by Mit Press (first published February 4th 2005)
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Chris
Jul 29, 2016 Chris rated it liked it
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I'm on telecommunications policy overload, so this rating may not be a fair representation of the book.
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Jul 19, 2013 BCS rated it really liked it
At a time when issues such as the availability of pornography on the internet and the NSA’s access to data collected by corporate platforms are front page news, this is a timely book.

The authors - respectively senior research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and professor of law at Essex University - address the questions of the effectiveness of regulation of the internet, and what is the role of code itself in regulation.

The first chapter surveys the big issues in internet regulation ove
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Jan 16, 2016 Daniel rated it really liked it
Good book. The writing is clear, although quite jargon heavy. The consistent structure of the analysis of each case study is very helpful. Very enjoyable assigned reading.

A wider point: he talks a lot about multi stakeholder-ism and how we, as citizens, are being excluded from setting standards for various online issues like censorship, privacy, copyright etc. Yet I feel we have a part to play ourselves; we need some awareness of the issues being discussed and an awareness of the outcomes of tho
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A Canadian journalist and author.

He is currently the host of Human Edge and The View from Here on TVOntario, and has hosted programming for CBC Radio One, including Later the Same Day, Talking Books, and Sunday Morning.

He has also worked as a business writer at Maclean's and the Financial Post, a feature reporter for The Globe and Mail, and a freelance journalist for other magazines including Satu
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