Human Rights, Free Competition and the Future of the Internet
Editors: Belli, Luca, De Filippi, Primavera (Eds.)
The only existing book encompassing contributions from the two fathers of the Internet
The only book offering multi-stakeholder analyses of Net Neutrality
An essential reading to understand the importance of Net Neutrality for the future of the Internet
An essential reading to understand how the Internet functions and elaborate well-advised Internet policies
About this book
The ways in which Internet traffic is managed have direct consequences on Internet users’ rights as well as on their capability to compete on a level playing field. Network neutrality mandates to treat Internet traffic in a non-discriminatory fashion in order to maximise end users’ freedom and safeguard an open Internet.
This book is the result of a collective work aimed at providing deeper insight into what is network neutrality, how does it relates to human rights and free competition and how to properly frame this key issue through sustainable policies and regulations. The Net Neutrality Compendium stems from three years of discussions nurtured by the members of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality (DCNN), an open and multi-stakeholder group, established under the aegis of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
About the authors
Luca Belli, PhD is Full Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) of Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, Rio de Janeiro, where he leads the Internet Governance Architectures project. Luca is the founder and co-chair of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum.
Primavera De Filippi, PhD is a permanent researcher at the CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II. She is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. Primavera is the co-chair of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality.