16 Geo. J. Int'l Aff. 83 (2015)
Back to the Future of Internet Governance

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      Back to the Future of Internet

      Governance?


ScottJ. Shackelford, Enrique Oti,

Jaclyn A. Kerr, Elaine Korzak, Andreas Kuehn


In that seminal 1980s Hollywood  picture, Back to the Future:
Part II, the characters travel to the future from 1985 to a
then distant 2oi5  replete with flying cars, hover boards,
and instant pizza. The directors envisioned a world of rapid
technological progress and in so doing got some things right
(like wireless tablets, flat screen TVs, and a version of Google
Glass) and some  things wrong (we're, alas, still waiting for
the hover boards). Looking at the interconnected reality of
2015, though, one key element largely missing from the plot
was the Internet. Yet as we all know today with hindsight's
benefit, the Internet has become arguably the most impor-
tant driver of disruptive innovation in the early twenty-first
century, though how  we govern  this dynamic space has its
roots in earlier eras, including the 1980s.
  This  article briefly reviews the history of Internet gover-
nance, paying particular attention to the period from 2012-
14 focusing on the geopolitical fissures exposed at the World
Conference   on  International Telecommunications   2012
(WCIT-12)   up to the immediate  aftermath  of the ITU
Plenipotentiary Conference   2014  (PP-14). Our   over-
arching research question is what conclusions may be drawn
from PP-14,  including whether concerns over the beginning
of a new chapter in Internet governance signaling a greater
role for national  governments,  similar to the role that
nations played in the past - particularly during the Open
Systems Interconnection  (OSI) era - may now  be put to
rest,I or whether the multi-stakeholder status quo remains


Scott J.
Shackelford, JD, PhD
is an Assistant Professor of
Business Law and Ethics
at Indiana University. He
is a Senior Fellow at the
Indiana University Center
for Applied Cybersecurity
Research and the W. Glenn
Campbell and Rita Ricardo-
Campbell National Fellow
at the Stanford University
Hoover Institution.

Enrique Oti is a National
Security Affairs Fellow at the
Stanford University Hoover
Institution.

Jaclyn A. Kerr is Cyber-
security Postdoctoral Fel-
low at Stanford University's
Freeman Spogli Institute.

Elaine Korzak, LLM,
PhD, is a Cybersecurity
Postdoctoral Fellow Stan-
ford University's Freeman
Spogli Institute.

Andreas   (uehn is a
Zukerman     Cybersecurity
Predoctoral Fellow Stanford
University's Freeman Spogli
Institute.


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