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“Network Neutrality” is the principle mandating that Internet traffic be managed in a non-discriminatory fashion.
Network Neutrality plays an instrumental role in preserving Internet openness; fostering the enjoyment of Internet users ’ human rights; promoting competition and equality of opportunity; safeguarding the generative peer-to-peer nature of the Internet; and spreading the benefits of the Internet to all people.
Throughout the last decade, the emergence of discriminatory practices has led many national governments to consider the elaboration of network-neutrality frameworks. The purpose of this websites is to provide a pedagogic arena aimed at scrutinising the various nuances of the network-neutrality debate and contribute to the elaboration of the best advised policies and regulations pertaining to network neutrality.
Detailed information regarding the Net Neutrality debate can be found in the reports produced by the UN IGF Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality, available on the "Sources" page of this website. See particularly:
Luca Belli (Ed.) (2016). Net neutrality reloaded: zero rating, specialised service, ad blocking and traffic management. FGV Direito Rio. Preface by Tim Wu.
Luca Belli & Primavera De Filippi (Eds.) (2015). Net Neutrality Compendium. Human Rights, Free Competition and the Future of the Internet. Preface by Vinton G. Cerf | Postface by Louis Pouzin