Internet Governance

A programme of seminars, forums and conferences informing our research on Internet governance.

Contact:

Professor William Dutton

Tel: +44 (0)1865 287210

Email: william.dutton@oii.ox.ac.uk

Overview

Our research on Internet governance is complemented by a programme of seminars, forums and conferences. This page provides links to these events, and also to publications, webcasts and other resources arising from them.

Many events were organised as part of our work on civil society participation issues relating to the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS): the WSIS project website provides a background to WSIS, and links and resources.

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  • International Perspectives on Net Neutrality: A Policy Seminar

    International Perspectives on Net Neutrality: A Policy Seminar

    Recorded on: 17 March 2010 Duration: 02:04:23

    This policy seminar provides three complementary assessments of the relationships between advocacy, rulemaking, and legislation around Net Neutrality, based on data from Canada, the United States, and the UK.

  • Net Neutrality on the Internet: A Two-sided Market Analysis

    Net Neutrality on the Internet: A Two-sided Market Analysis

    Recorded on: 20 January 2010 Duration: 01:30:48

    A discussion of net neutrality regulation in the context of a two-sided market model.

  • Those Golden Eggs Come From Somewhere: Internet Regulation at a Crossroads

    Those Golden Eggs Come From Somewhere: Internet Regulation at a Crossroads

    Recorded on: 17 November 2009 Duration: 01:11:30

    A discussion of how largely well-intentioned political and legal reactions to the highest-profile risks of ICT creates a danger of perhaps killing the goose that is giving us golden eggs of innovation, decentralization, and personal empowerment.

  • The Future of the Internet: Private Sheriffs in Cyberspace

    The Future of the Internet: Private Sheriffs in Cyberspace

    Recorded on: 19 May 2009 Duration: 01:10:29

    Jonathan Zittrain discusses the ways in which online life will be regulated largely by people and institutions bearing no badges or government affiliation. Do private sheriffs help avoid cumbersome and ill-considered government intervention?

  • Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 7

    Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 7

    Recorded on: 4 February 2008 Duration: 00:20:36

    Jonathan Zittrain on the history and future of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). This event commemorated Jon Postel by looking back at the 25 year history of the DNS, the 10 years of its management under ICANN, and a vision of what the future holds.

  • Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 1

    Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 1

    Recorded on: 8 January 2008 Duration: 00:11:24

    Introduction to the history and future of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). This event commemorated Jon Postel by looking back at the 25 year history of the DNS, the 10 years of its management under ICANN, and a vision of what the future holds.

  • Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 2

    Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 2

    Recorded on: 8 January 2008 Duration: 00:19:40

    Paul Mockapetris on the history and future of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). This event commemorated Jon Postel by looking back at the 25 year history of the DNS, the 10 years of its management under ICANN, and a vision of what the future holds.

  • Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 3

    Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 3

    Recorded on: 8 January 2008 Duration: 00:08:26

    Lynn St Amour on the history and future of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). This event commemorated Jon Postel by looking back at the 25 year history of the DNS, the 10 years of its management under ICANN, and a vision of what the future holds.

  • Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 4

    Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 4

    Recorded on: 8 January 2008 Duration: 00:12:15

    Mike Roberts on the history and future of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). This event commemorated Jon Postel by looking back at the 25 year history of the DNS, the 10 years of its management under ICANN, and a vision of what the future holds.

  • Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 5

    Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 5

    Recorded on: 8 January 2008 Duration: 00:19:23

    Edmon Chung on the history and future of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). This event commemorated Jon Postel by looking back at the 25 year history of the DNS, the 10 years of its management under ICANN, and a vision of what the future holds.

  • Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 6

    Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 6

    Recorded on: 8 January 2008 Duration: 00:09:35

    Dennis Jennings on the history and future of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). This event commemorated Jon Postel by looking back at the 25 year history of the DNS, the 10 years of its management under ICANN, and a vision of what the future holds.

  • Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 8

    Domain Name System: History and Future, Part 8

    Recorded on: 8 January 2008 Duration: 00:45:44

    Closing notes on the history and future of the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). This event commemorated Jon Postel by looking back at the 25 year history of the DNS, the 10 years of its management under ICANN, and a vision of what the future holds.

  • Information, Policy, and Power in the Informational State

    Information, Policy, and Power in the Informational State

    Recorded on: 27 March 2007 Duration: 01:32:12

    There has been a phase change in the extent to which governments exercise power by deliberately, explicitly, and consistently controlling information creation, processing, flows, and use. What are the implications for analysis of internet policy?

  • Reflections on the Internet Governance Forum

    Reflections on the Internet Governance Forum

    Recorded on: 13 February 2007 Duration: 01:00:19

    Terje Rasmussen addresses the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as a new, complex meeting place for a wide range of interests, discourses and hopes. He discusses the social forces at play in the process, and its present and future legitimacy and efficiency.

  • Internet Governance for Development

    Internet Governance for Development

    Recorded on: 31 August 2006 Duration: 01:41:29

    An overview of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the issues it plans to address under the theme 'Internet Governance for Development'. What are its overarching goals? What are its priority issues? How can people participate, and why should they?

  • Why the Internet is the way it is (and why it will be very different in ten years)

    Why the Internet is the way it is (and why it will be very different in ten years)

    Recorded on: 28 April 2006 Duration: 00:58:39

    We didn't get the Internet completely right first time: powerful social, regulatory and economic forces are now trying to shape its future in different ways. How (and why) will the Internet be different in the future? What does this mean for society?

  • The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It

    The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It

    Recorded on: 25 April 2006 Duration: 00:59:34

    What lies around the corner for the Internet .. and how do we avoid it? How can we study and affect the future of the Internet using the distributed power of the network itself? Prof Jonathan Zittrain's inaugural lecture at the University of Oxford.

  • Recent Developments in FCC Internet Regulation

    Recent Developments in FCC Internet Regulation

    Recorded on: 18 April 2006 Duration: 00:53:11

    The US Federal Commmunications Commission has moved swiftly to remove old rules (common carriage) and impose new ones (E911, CALEA). This talk summarises and assesses the US debate about network owners' provision of a 'prioritized Internet'.

  • Who will run the Internet?

    Who will run the Internet?

    Recorded on: 28 November 2005 Duration: 01:25:56

    Internet telephony, Internet TV and other applications are causing the old network service providers to lose revenue: we can foresee the severe weakening of the operators of today's Internet infrastructure. Who will then operate the Internet?

  • CyberSafety Conference Keynote: The Secure Future of the Internet and How to Stop It

    CyberSafety Conference Keynote: The Secure Future of the Internet and How to Stop It

    Recorded on: 9 September 2005 Duration: 00:37:09

    Keynote by Jonathan Zittrain at the 2005 Cybersafety Conference, focusing on the complex web of issues, assumptions and trade-offs involved in improving online safety and security at a personal, national and international level.

  • Internet Governance for Dummies

    Internet Governance for Dummies

    Recorded on: 4 July 2005 Duration: 00:57:51

    What aspects of the Internet need to be governed? How effectively are ICANN, the IETF and the ITU dealing with the key issues of Internet governance? Session introduced and chaired by Ted Nelson.

  • WSIS 2003: Reflections on the Civil Society Agenda

    WSIS 2003: Reflections on the Civil Society Agenda

    Recorded on: 10 December 2004 Duration: 00:49:21

    How are the aims of the World Summit of the Information Society 2003 being translated into specific policy goals relating to access, connectivity, and content regulation? Why did some civil society groups decide not to participate in the WSIS process?