Accession Number : ADA619096


Title :   Internet Governance and National Security


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST


Personal Author(s) : Yannakogeorgos, Panayotis A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a619096.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : The organizing ethos of the Internet founders was that of a boundless space enabling everyone to connect with everything, everywhere. This governing principle did not reflect laws or national borders. Indeed, everyone was equal. A brave new world emerged where the meek are powerful enough to challenge the strong. Perhaps the best articulation of these sentiments is found in A Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace. Addressing world governments and corporations online, John Perry Barlow proclaimed, Your legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and context do not apply to us. They are all based on matter, and there is no matter here. 1 Romanticized anarchic visions of the Internet came to be synonymized with cyberspace writ large. The dynamics of stakeholders involved with the inputs and processes that govern this global telecommunications experiment were not taken into account by the utopian vision that came to frame the policy questions of the early twenty-first century. Juxtapose this view with that of some Internet stakeholders who view the project as a rational regime of access and flow of information, acknowledging that the network is not some renewable natural resource but a man-made structure that exists only owing to decades of infrastructure building at great cost to great companies, entities that believe they ultimately are entitled to a say. 2


Descriptors :   *INTERNET , *NATIONAL SECURITY , CYBERWARFARE , LAW ENFORCEMENT , REGULATIONS


Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards
      Civil Defense


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE