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Walled gardens: The new shape of the public internet

Paterson, Nancy (2012) Walled gardens: The new shape of the public internet. In: Proceedings of the 2012 iConference.

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Official URL: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2132176.2132189

Abstract

This paper argues that the global public internet is undergoing a long-term transformation from a uniform transmission platform to one in which data reachability will be increasingly compromised by emerging technical, political and commercial choices. This phenomenon is not new. It reflects changes away from the original end-to-end principle as a guiding design concept in internet engineering, as well as in the various forms of IP (internet protocol) filtering exercised by governments and other institutions around the world. The emphasis in this paper, however, is on less controversial developments, especially the growth in managed IP services and deployments of MPLS (multiprotocol label switching). The browser-centric public Web has been giving way to 'apps' and 'walled gardens'.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: commercialization, Internet, transborder data flows
Divisions: Faculty of Art
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 01:17
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017 19:02
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1002

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