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Transcending Net Neutrality: Ten Steps Toward An Open Internet, Sascha Meinrath, Victor Pickard Dec 2008

Transcending Net Neutrality: Ten Steps Toward An Open Internet, Sascha Meinrath, Victor Pickard

Departmental Papers (ASC)

The past few years have witnessed a once-obscure issue known as “net neutrality” blow up into arguably the most publicized policy debate in US telecommunications history. An untold story is how this relatively technical debate spilled outside the rarefied airs of Congressional Committees and the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) eighth floor to rage across the blogosphere, major newspapers, YouTube clips, and episodes of The Daily Show to become, if not a household phrase, a topic of popular debate involving millions of Americans. One explanation is that, at its root, the net neutrality debate is far more significant than ...


Consumers’ Understanding Of Privacy Rules In The Marketplace, Joseph Turow, Michael Hennessy, Amy Bleakley Aug 2008

Consumers’ Understanding Of Privacy Rules In The Marketplace, Joseph Turow, Michael Hennessy, Amy Bleakley

Departmental Papers (ASC)

Studies suggest the general structure of Web sites leads consumers away from demanding that online merchants take certain approaches to privacy as a condition for dealing with them. This article presents findings from a nationally representative survey showing that the absence of such a privacy marketplace can also be attributed to the public’s incomplete knowledge of privacy regulations. Most respondents correctly understood that regulations regarding merchants’ sharing information are domain specific. The respondents were only sporadically correct, however, regarding which domains have which rules. The study raises questions about the best approaches to education in the absence of a ...


Determinants Of The Music Piracy Divide, Valentina Assenova May 2007

Determinants Of The Music Piracy Divide, Valentina Assenova

Wharton Research Scholars

Why has physical piracy of music grown globally in recent years despite international efforts to reduce the problem? This research employs cross-country time series data analysis to examine physical music piracy rates across developed and developing economies. We provide 1999-2004 cross-country evidence from 70 countries that mean global music piracy rates grew over this period, and observe different mean rates for OECD and non-OECD countries. We examine the effect of per capita income, legal enforcement and technology on piracy rates in the developed and developing economies and choose a fixed-effects model. Our model indicates that variations in piracy of CDs ...


Internet Privacy And Institutional Trust: Insights From A National Survey, Joseph Turow, Michael Hennessy Apr 2007

Internet Privacy And Institutional Trust: Insights From A National Survey, Joseph Turow, Michael Hennessy

Departmental Papers (ASC)

What does the US public believe about the credibility of institutional actors when it comes to protecting information privacy online? Drawing on perspectives of environmental risk, this article addresses the question through a nationally representative telephone survey of 1200 adults who go online at home. A key result is that a substantial percentage of internet users believes that major corporate or government institutions will both help them to protect information privacy and take that privacy away by disclosing information to other parties without permission. This finding and others raise questions about the dynamics of risk-perception and institutional trust on the ...


The Federal Trade Commission And Consumer Privacy In The Coming Decade, Joseph Turow, Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Deirdre K. Mulligan, Nathaniel Good, Jens Grossklags Jan 2007

The Federal Trade Commission And Consumer Privacy In The Coming Decade, Joseph Turow, Chris Jay Hoofnagle, Deirdre K. Mulligan, Nathaniel Good, Jens Grossklags

Departmental Papers (ASC)

The large majority of consumers believe that the term “privacy policy” describes a baseline level of information practices that protect their privacy. In short, “privacy,” like “free” before it, has taken on a normative meaning in the marketplace. When consumers see the term “privacy policy,” they believe that their personal information will be protected in specific ways; in particular, they assume that a website that advertises a privacy policy will not share their personal information. Of course, this is not the case. Privacy policies today come in all different flavors. Some companies make affirmative commitments not to share the personal ...


Americans Online Privacy: The System Is Broken, Joseph Turow Jun 2003

Americans Online Privacy: The System Is Broken, Joseph Turow

Departmental Papers (ASC)

No abstract provided.


Privacy Policies On Children’S Websites: Do They Play By The Rules?, Joseph Turow Mar 2001

Privacy Policies On Children’S Websites: Do They Play By The Rules?, Joseph Turow

Departmental Papers (ASC)

No abstract provided.


Family Boundaries, Commercialism, And The Internet: A Framework For Research, Joseph Turow Jan 2001

Family Boundaries, Commercialism, And The Internet: A Framework For Research, Joseph Turow

Departmental Papers (ASC)

This paper presents an information-boundaries perspective on the family and the Internet with the aim of helping to set the context for child development in the new media environment. Drawing from family studies, sociology, and communication, it lays out a model for viewing the family in relation to the Web. The paper draws research ideas out of the framework that center on four areas: family communication patterns; filters and monitors; information disclosure practices; and the Internet in the larger media context.


The Internet And The Family: The View From Parents, The View From Kids, Joseph Turow, Lilach Nir May 2000

The Internet And The Family: The View From Parents, The View From Kids, Joseph Turow, Lilach Nir

Departmental Papers (ASC)

No abstract provided.