Internet and Society

This book provides a multidisciplinary view of the Internet and its interaction with society.

The principal perspectives that will be covered are:

  • technology (the basic infrastructure of the web, its architecture and statistics)
  • economics (the role that the Internet is playing and has played in economies)
  • legal (legal issues, especially copyright, patent, trademark, but also libel, censorship, etc.)
  • culture (online communities, cultural production)

Table of Contents edit

  1. Introduction
  2. Technological Infrastructure
  3. Demographics
  4. Dangers
  5. Economics and the Internet
  6. The Internet and the Law