The web as a site of intractable governance
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Original versionGiannoumis, G. A. (2014, May). The web as a site of intractable governance. In Universal Design 2014: Three Days of Creativity and Diversity: Proceedings of the International Conference on Universal Design, UD 2014 Lund, Sweden, June 16-18, 2014 (Vol. 35, p. 384). IOS Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-403-9-384
To what extent does the demand and development of online anonymityinteract with efforts to achieve universal design and preserve copyright protections?Based on original research, currently in progress, this article establishes a rationalchoice model for policy actors involved in the adoption of online anonymitytechnology. The analysis then compares the model to qualitative data collected froma document analysis of media and government publications and quantitative data onweb search trends. The results demonstrate the importance of a universal designapproach to web content, the limitations of current legislative approaches toaccessibility, and the unintended effects of intellectual property laws. The paperconcludes by identifying opportunities for extending the empirical examination ofthe web as a site of intractable governance.