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1.4 Internet Policy Principles

Class Description (ISOC Online; Inforum Course, Module 5)
    This module examines the core Internet principles and how they have evolved as the Internet has grown in importance and presence. 
    It discusses the range of issues, from architectural/technical principles, to Internet ethics, user principles, rights of access, and 
    freedom of expression, among others. While there are many different types of principles that apply at both the technical layer 
    and policy layer of the Internet, this module focuses largely on those principles that have a direct effect on governance and policy.

Class Description (Chinmayi Arun)

   This module focuses on the basic principles that form Internet policy. It begins with basic regulatory theory as applicable to the Internet.
   Since this is an introductory session, we will work with Lessig’s four factors for this and build them into a discussion of how law, social
   norms, markets and architecture influence behavior online. The class will be interactive and students will be encouraged to come up with
   their own analogies, and to work with case studies to identify the factors that might influence behavior.


   The module will also touch briefly upon global internet governance, treating it as a work in progress. Major institutions, issues and debates
   will be outlined in this context. To illustrate the difference between global and local internet policy, the class will be encouraged to come up
   with crowd sourced-examples of local/ domestic governance of the internet. Time-permitting, the list will be used to explain concepts like
   first order and second order regulation of behaviour online.


Class Description (Pablo Hinojosa), [APSIG 2017] 
    Internet Core Functions and Principles

    This module will examine the core Internet principles and how they have evolved as the Internet has grown in importance and presence.
    It discusses the range of issues, from architectural/technical principles, to Internet ethics, user principles, rights of access, and
    freedom of expression, among others. While there are many different types of principles that apply at both the technical layer
    and policy layer of the Internet, this module focuses largely on those principles that have a direct effect on governance and policy.

    This class will be performed as a game, where students will undergo through a group exercise, building a network, addressing it with IP
    numbers, establishing routing paths and, throughout the game, notions of core Internet principles and coordination will be understood.


Lecturer Pool: 

Additional Candidate Lecturers: Paul Wilson, Pablo Hinojosa, Peter Dengate-Thrush, Wolfgang Kleinwaechter, Rajnesh Singh, ISOC Module 5 Author, Chinmayi Arun

Reference

   Pablo Hinojosa, Internet Fundamentals - card game, APIGA, 2016.
   Pablo Hinojosa, A critical look at critical Internet resources, in WGIG - 10th Anniversary Reflections, APC, 2016.
   ISOC, Inforum Course: Shaping the Internet -History and Futures, Module 5: Internet Policy Principles, 2015.
   Wolfgang Kleinwachter (Ed.), MIND, Internet Policy Making #2, http://dl.collaboratory.de/mind/mind_02_neu.pdf, 2011.
   Lawrence Lessig, Code 2.0, Chapter 7: What things regulate.

   Laura DeNardis and Mark Raymond, Thinking Clearly about Multistakeholder Internet Governance.