Shaping Internet Access: technological and socio-economic implications

[1] Sulan Wong, Eitan Altman and Mouhamad Ibrahim, "P2P Networks: The interplay between legislation and information technology" , Networking and Electronic Commerce Research Conference (NAEC) Lake Garda, Italy, October 8-11, 2009

[2] Eitan Altman, Sulan Wong and Julio Rojas-Mora, "P2P business and legal models for increasing accessibility to popular culture", The International Conference on Digital Business London, UK 17 - 19, June 2009.

[3] Eitan Altman, Sulan Wong, Julio Rojas-Mora and Alireza Aram, " Cooperative solutions to unauthorized download of copyrighted creations ", manuscript.

[4] Sulan Wong and Eitan Altman, " Restricting Internet Access: Ideology and Technology 2nd International Conference on COMmunication Systems and NETworkS (COMSNETS), Bangalore, India, Jan. 2010.

[5] Sulan Wong, Eitan Altman, Mulio Rojas-Mora, "Internet Access: Where law, economy, culture and technology meet", Computer Networks (Elsevier), Vol 55 No 2, pp 470-479, 2011.

[6] Eitan Altman, Philippe Nain, Adam Shwartz and Yuedong Xu, "Predicting the impact of measures against P2P networks on the transient behavior of a torrent", IEEE Infocom, Shanghai, April 2011. Full paper

New Interdisciplinary Research Topic:

* Access to knowledge and culture: The interplay between legislation, Economics and information technology
* Network Neutrality
* ITACA - Information Technology and Artistic CreAtion
* DODESCADEN - Data and cOntent DElivery in SoCiAl networks: an epiDEmic aNalysis.

Directive 2002/22/EC of the European Union established the access to the Internet as a universal service, i.e. a global service guaranteed to all end users, regardless of their geographical location, at reasonable quality and reliability and at affordable price. The Ministry of Transport and Communication of Finland has passed a Decree in October 2009 that goes beyond the recognition of the right for Internet access: it guarantees the right for broadband Internet connection as an universal service. In view of the pervasive role of the Internet, we study new business models to increase access to knowledge and culture, we study the technological implications of legislation in France and in the EU concerning the Internet and in particular that of the Hadopi french law (entitled in french "Culture : diffusion et protection de la création sur internet").
Important references and links

Lawrence Lessig, "The architecture of access to scientific knowledge: just how badly we have messed this up" April, 2011.

Huygen, A., Rutten, P., Huveneers, S., Limonard, S., Poort, J., Leenheer, J., Janssen, K., van Eijk, N., Helberger, N.: Ups and downs: Economic and cultural effcts of files sharing on music, film and games. Technical Report 34782, TNO and SEO and IViR (2009)

Peitz, M., Waelbroeck, P.: File-Sharing, Sampling and Music Distribution. SSRN eLibrary (2004)

Shaping Internet Access