On Modeling the Costs of Censorship

TitleOn Modeling the Costs of Censorship
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsTschantz, M. Carl, Afroz S., Paxson V., & Tygar J.D..
Published inCoRR

We argue that the evaluation of censorship evasion tools should depend upon economic models of censorship. We illustrate our position with a simple model of the costs of censorship. We show how this model makes suggestions for how to evade censorship. In particular, from it, we develop evaluation criteria. We examine how our criteria compare to the traditional methods of evaluation employed in prior works.

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