There’s a battle going on, and it’s raging for the future of the Internet. From net neutrality, to the so-called right to be forgotten, to the multi-stakeholder or multilateral approach to Internet Governance, several bodies and institutions are busy at forging the future of what is probably the greatest human invention of recent times.

Right now, there are a few organisms which play an important role in defining and managing the architecture of the Net. This governance is called “multistakeholder” and involves coordinating functions performed by the private sector, policies enacted by governments and functions performed by relatively new global institutions...

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