The barriers to overthrowing internet feudalism

Tai Liu, Zain Tariq, Jay Chen, Barath Raghavan

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    Abstract

    Today's Internet scarcely resembles the mythological image of it as a fundamentally democratic system. Instead, users are at the whims of a small number of providers who control nearly everything about users' experiences on the Internet. In response, researchers and engineers have proposed, over the past decade, many systems to re-democratize the Internet, pushing control over data and systems back to the users. Yet nearly all such projects have failed. In this paper we explore why: what are the goals of such systems and what has caused them to run aground?.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationHotNets 2017 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages72-79
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450355698
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 30 2017
    Event16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2017 - Palo Alto, United States
    Duration: Nov 30 2017Dec 1 2017

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    Other16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2017
    CountryUnited States
    CityPalo Alto
    Period11/30/1712/1/17

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Liu, T., Tariq, Z., Chen, J., & Raghavan, B. (2017). The barriers to overthrowing internet feudalism. In HotNets 2017 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks (pp. 72-79). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3152434.3152454

    The barriers to overthrowing internet feudalism. / Liu, Tai; Tariq, Zain; Chen, Jay; Raghavan, Barath.

    HotNets 2017 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2017. p. 72-79.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Liu, T, Tariq, Z, Chen, J & Raghavan, B 2017, The barriers to overthrowing internet feudalism. in HotNets 2017 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 72-79, 16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2017, Palo Alto, United States, 11/30/17. https://doi.org/10.1145/3152434.3152454
    Liu T, Tariq Z, Chen J, Raghavan B. The barriers to overthrowing internet feudalism. In HotNets 2017 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2017. p. 72-79 https://doi.org/10.1145/3152434.3152454
    Liu, Tai ; Tariq, Zain ; Chen, Jay ; Raghavan, Barath. / The barriers to overthrowing internet feudalism. HotNets 2017 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2017. pp. 72-79
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