Internet Policy Formation (2/2)

Secondary Characteristics

Coercion and Lack of Choke-Point
there have been few formal institution that real world governments could coerce because institutions of Internet policy are decentralized and non-coercive themselves!
Limitation of Scope
most policy is explicitly scoped, defined, and conservative in its application.
Funded Mandates and Lack of Fiat
any change requires work and resources, as tested by running code and implementation.
Uniform Enforcement
policies cannot be selectively enforced as they are in the real world.
Veridical Policy
"your clickstream is your vote."
Policy Deprecation
old policies fade into the background