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Net Neutrality: Anatomy of a Controversy

  • Sebastian GießmannEmail author
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Part of the Medien der Kooperation book series (MEKOO)

Abstract

There is no neutrality when it comes to net neutrality. Set up in the trenches between digital infrastructure and new media publics, net neutrality has become one of the defining controversies of internet governance, concerning fundamental questions regarding access, digital civil rights and the net’s affordances.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Siegen, Media StudiesSiegenGermany

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