Access controlled : the shaping of power, rights, and rule in cyberspace / Ronald Deibert [and others], editors. - xvi, 617 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm. - Information revolution and global politics . - Information revolution & global politics. .

Report from the OpenNet Initiative.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Beyond denial : introducing next-generation information access controls / Ronald Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski -- Control and subversion in Russian cyberspace / Ronald Deibert and Rafal Rohozinski -- The EU data retention directive in an era of Internet surveillance / Hal Roberts and John Palfrey -- Barriers to cooperation : an analysis of the origins of international efforts to protect children online / Nart Villeneuve -- Intermediary censorship / Ethan Zuckerman -- Protecting privacy and expression online : can the Global Network Initiative embrace the character of the Net? / Colin M. Maclay -- Introduction to the country profiles -- Commonwealth of Independent States : CIS overview ; Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Belarus ; Georgia ; Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Moldova ; Russia ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan ; Ukraine ; Uzbekistan -- Europe : Europe overview ; France ; Germany ; Italy ; Nordic countries ; Turkey ; United Kingdom -- North America : United States and Canada overview -- Australia and New Zealand : Australia and New Zealand overview -- Asia : Asia overview ; Burma ; China ; Pakistan ; South Korea -- Middle East and North Africa : MENA overview ; Egypt ; Iran ; Saudi Arabia ; Syria ; Tunisia ; United Arab Emirates.

Internet censorship and surveillance are increasing in democratic countries as well as in authoritarian states. The 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. Their aim is to shape and limit the national information environment. Access Controlled reports on these new trends in information control and their implications for the global internet commons. Access Controlled is a publication of the OpenNet Initiative (ONI), a collaboration of the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies, Harvard's Berlman Center for Internet and Society, and the SecDev Group (Ottawa), and is an extension of ONI's earlier volume, Access Denied. Six substantial chapters analyzing internet controls worldwide are supplemented by a section of shorter regional reports and country profiles drawn from material gathered by the ONI through a combination of technical interrogations and field research methods. Support for Access Controlled was provided by the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media.

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Cyberspace--Government policy.
Internet--Government policy.
Computers--Access control.
Internet--Censorship.

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