Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
| Editors: Alain Marciano, Giovanni Battista Ramello

Internet Governance

  • Philip C. HankeEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_268


The Internet is not regulated by a central authority, but instead by a plethora of institutions involving numerous stakeholders. Internet governance can be understood as a field that not only pertains to infrastructure regulation, but also to other legal questions such as copyright, hate speech, cyber-bulling, data protection, and others.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public LawUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland