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For easy reference: a list of frequently used abbreviations and acronyms Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation

ccTLD

country code Top-Level Domain

CIDR

Classless Inter-Domain Routing

DMCA

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

DNS

Domain Name System

DRM

Digital Rights Management

GAC

Governmental Advisory Committee

gTLD

generic Top-Level Domain

HTML

HyperText Markup Language

IANA

Internet Assigned Numbers Authority

ICANN

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

ICC

International Chamber of Commerce

aICT Information and Communications Technology Internationalized Domain Name

IETF

Internet Engineering Task Force

IGF

Internet Governance Forum

IP

Internet Protocol

IPR

Intellectual Property Rights

ISOC

Internet Society

ISP

Internet Service Provider

ITU

International Telecommunication Union

IXP

Internet eXchange Point

MoU

Memorandum of Understanding

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

PKI

Public Key Infrastructure

S&T

Science and Technology

SGML

Standard Generalized Markup Language

sTLD

sponsored Top-Level Domain

TCP/IP

Transmission Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol

TLD

Top-Level Domain

TRIPS

Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

UDHR

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Jovan Kurbalija

An Introduction to Internet Governance provides a comprehensive overview of the main issues and actors in this field. The book is written in a clear and accessible way, supplemented with numerous figures and illustrations. It focuses on technical, legal, economic, development, and sociocultural aspects of Internet governance, providing a brief introduction, a summary of major questions and controversies, and a survey of different views and approaches for each issue. The book offers a practical framework for analysis and discussion of Internet governance. Since 1997 more than 1500 diplomats, computer specialists, civil society activists, and academics have attended training courses based on the text and approach presented in this book. With every delivery of the course, materials are updated and improved. This regular updating makes the book particularly useful as a teaching resource for introductory studies in Internet governance.

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INTERNET GOVERNANCE Jovan Kurbalija

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AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERNET GOVERNANCE

APEC

UDRP Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy UNECOSOC United Nations Economic and Social Council UNCITRAL United Nations Commission on International Trade Law United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

VoIP

Voice-over Internet Protocol

W3C

World Wide Web Consortium

WGIG

Working Group on Internet Governance

WIPO

World Intellectual Property Organization

WSIS

World Summit on the Information Society

XML

eXtensible Markup Language

6th Edition

UNESCO

6th Edition

The history of this book is long, in Internet time. The original text and the overall approach, including the five-basket methodology, were developed in 1997 for a training course on information and communications technology (ICT) policy for government officials from Commonwealth countries. In 2004, Diplo published a print version of its Internet governance materials, in a booklet entitled Internet Governance – Issues, Actors and Divides. This booklet formed part of the Information Society Library, a Diplo initiative driven by Stefano Baldi, Eduardo Gelbstein, and Jovan Kurbalija. Special thanks are due to Eduardo Gelbstein, who made substantive contributions to the sections dealing with cybersecurity, spam, and privacy, and to Vladimir Radunovic, Ginger Paque, and Stephanie Borg-Psaila who updated the course materials. Comments and suggestions from other colleagues are acknowledged in the text. Stefano Baldi, Eduardo Gelbstein, and Vladimir Radunovic all contributed significantly to developing the concepts behind the illustrations in the book. In 2008, a special, revised version of the book, entitled simply An Introduction to Internet Governance, was published in cooperation with NIXI India on the occasion of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2008 held in Hyderabad, India. In 2009, a revised third edition was published in the cooperation with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Egypt Internet Governance. The fourth edition (2010) was produced in partnership with the Secretariat of the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Group of Countries and the European Union. The fifth edition (2012) was published in cooperation with the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA).

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An introduction to ig 6th edition  

Although Internet governance deals with the core of the digital world, governance cannot be handled with a digital-binary logic of true/fals...

An introduction to ig 6th edition  

Although Internet governance deals with the core of the digital world, governance cannot be handled with a digital-binary logic of true/fals...

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