Revisiting network neutrality

Wong, R., Garrie, D.B. and Loewenherz, D.W., 2008. Revisiting network neutrality. International Journal of Private Law, 1 (34), pp. 319-332.

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Abstract

The paper discusses the topical subject of network neutrality, from a US and European legal perspective. The article will begin by first defining network neutrality before addressing the underpinning technology and will then compare the legal approaches adopted by Europe and the US. In Europe, there is an existing electronic communications regulatory framework which can be used to address the network neutrality problem rendering any further legislation unnecessary and perhaps, detrimental to the current framework. In the US, however, the main concern arising is a potential for a 'fragmented' internet, which leads to our conclusion that network neutrality legislation is necessary on multiple levels. The article will conclude that the US' stance on network neutrality legislation will cause a seismic shift in the way we view technology and the way that networks are accessed and utilised.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Private Law
Creators: Wong, R., Garrie, D.B. and Loewenherz, D.W.
Publisher: Inderscience
Date: 2008
Volume: 1
Number: 34
Identifiers:
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10.1504/IJPL.2008.021232DOI
Rights: Copyright © 2008 Inderscience Enterprises Limited. All rights reserved.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:17
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:09
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10616

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