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Why internet protocols need incentives

Murray, D. (2015) Why internet protocols need incentives. In: 2015 IEEE 29th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA), 24-27 March 2015, Gwangiu, South Korea

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Internet routers are a commons. While modest regulatory measures have generally been successful for Information Communication Technologies (ICT), this paper argues that the lack of regulation has hindered the technological evolution of the Internet in some areas. This issue is examined through five Internet problems, and the technological solutions adopted. The key contribution of this paper is the explanation of these issues and the identification of areas where misaligned incentives promote inadequate solutions or inaction. The paper reviews the available measures to encourage the adoption of globally beneficial Internet technologies.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
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