πŸ“‘ There are now four competing visions of the internet. How should they be governed?

Bookmarked There are now four competing visions of the internet. How should they be governed? (World Economic Forum)

As countries begin to think about how to regulate cross-border e-commerce in the future, they have found their work complicated by competing visions of what the internet is, and what it is for.

Kieron O’Hara outlines four (plus one) visions for the internet from the perspective of e-commerce:

  1. Silicon Valley
  2. Beijing’s paternal internet
  3. Brussels’ bourgeois internet
  4. Washington DC’s commercial internet

And a bonus one, Moscow mule model.

It is interesting thinking about this after the EU’s recent decision to sign off the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive. Casey Newton proposes that there may come a time when we may need digital passports.

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