Academic Writing

The Case for Online Obscurity

Author(s): 
Woodrow Hartzog
Publication Date: 
May 3, 2010
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

On the Internet, obscure information has a minimal risk of being discovered or understood by unintended recipients. Empirical research demonstrates that Internet users rely on obscurity perhaps more than anything else to protect their privacy. Yet, online obscurity has been largely ignored by courts and lawmakers. In this article, we argue that obscurity is a critical component of online privacy, but it has not been embraced by courts and lawmakers because it has never been adequately defined or conceptualized.

New Design Principles for the Internet

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
June 14, 2009
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Socio-economic aspects are not intrinsic to the current Internet architecture. Today's architecture is becoming stressed as stakeholders introduce "hacks" to try to impose their economic desires on others, leading to a "tussle" of conflicting interests. In this paper, we propose new Internet design principles that are "designed for tussle".

D3 – Initial Overall Architecture

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
August 31, 2008
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Trilogy: Re-Architecting the Internet.

An Hourglass Control Architecture for the Internet, Supporting Extremes of Commercial, Social and Technical Control
Large Scale Integrating Project

FP7 ICT Objective 1.1 – The Network of the Future

Network Neutrality and the Economics of an Information Superhighway: A Reply to Professor Yoo

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
September 15, 2007
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

Network neutrality has received a great deal of attention recently, not just from legal academics and telecommunications experts, but from our elected representatives, the relevant agencies and the press. Our representatives have held multiple hearings on network neutrality and are actively considering whether to include a provision aimed at preserving network neutrality in pending telecommunications reform legislation. The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission are also considering the issue.

Towards an Economic Framework for Network Neutrality Regulation

Author(s): 
Barbara van Schewick
Publication Date: 
October 4, 2005
Publication Type: 
Academic Writing

The paper develops an economic framework for network neutrality regulation. Network neutrality rules forbid network operators to discriminate against third-party applications, content or portals or to exclude them from their network.

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