IS INTERNET NEUTRALITY A FORM OF INTERNET CENSORSHIP

Nand Kumar Singh

Abstract


Internet neutrality is the theory that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet same, without being selective or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment or mode of communication.

Internet censorship is to have power over what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the Internet. Blocking and filtering can be based on static blacklist or can be determined dynamically based on real-time inspection of the information being exchanged.

New net neutrality rules of USA are influencing Internet governance worldwide, and reshaping the debate over Internet regulations. While there's consent that the United States choice will have impacts on Internet freedom worldwide, there's sharp disagreement over whether the new rules will help or hurt.

This paper analyzes various arguments for and against net neutrality and tries to find out “Is Internet Neutrality a form of Internet Censorship”.


Keywords


Internet Censorship, Internet Filtration, Internet Freedom, Internet Neutrality, Net Equality, Network Neutrality, Open Internet.

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