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Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet

Natasha Tusikov


On January 18, 2012, millions of people participated in the now-infamous “Internet blackout” to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and the rights it would have given intellectual property holders to shape how people use the Internet. SOPA’s withdrawal was heralded as a victory for an open Internet. However, as Natasha Tusikov documents in Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet, rather than accept defeat, a small group of corporations, tacitly backed by the U.S. and other governments, have implemented much of SOPA via a series of secret, handshake agreements among powerful corpo ... More

Keywords: Private regulation, Global regulators, Internet, Intellectual property, Global regime, Stop Online Piracy Act, Chokepoints

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520291218
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291218.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natasha Tusikov, author
Australian National University