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Protocol describes a cascade of formalised standards or agreements to be implemented as control regimes for flexible material and/or semiotic organisation. It predictably structures in an often layered, sometimes hierarchical way the behaviours of data and objects to participate in infrastructural networks. While 'protocol' may refer specifically to Internet protocols, it also describes a mode of organisation evident in a variety of technical and non-technical settings.

Translated title of the contributionProtokoll
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternet Policy Review
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 31.03.2022

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Published: 31 March 2022 Received: 17 September 2021 Accepted: 6 March 2022 Funding: Oliver Leistert received funding from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under grant agreement 440949657. Competing Interests: The author has declared that no competing interests exist that have influenced the text. Licence: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (Germany) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Copyright remains with the author(s).

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