Musiani is a PhD candidate at the Centre for the Sociology of
Innovation (CSI), a mixed research unit of Mines ParisTech and
CNRS located in Paris, France. Her dissertation research focuses
on features and implications of alternative peer-to-peer
She is a member of the scientific committee of Vox Internet, a
multidisciplinary research network investigating Internet
governance issues, and maintains collaborations with the
University of Padova, Italy, where she obtained her first
Master's degree in Organizational Communication. She also holds
a Master of Arts degree in International Law and the Settlement
of Disputes from the United Nations-mandated University for
Peace in San José, Costa Rica, and she has worked as a
journalist at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Her research interests include ICTs for development, the
evolution of legal systems and rights in the digital age, and
online participatory practices of fan communities.
The steadily increasing quantity and variety of Internet-based
commercial activities worldwide calls for the development of
innovative tools, codes and practices of dispute resolution.
This work supplies the missing link between two visions of the
Internet, as a venue for commercial transactions and as a tool
in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, to suggest that
the Internet's very features that are challenges the field of
dispute settlement can become the primary key to solve, or at
least simplify, these challenges. A special attention to the
legal and social dimensions of the European space is paid as the
study discusses the present and near future of dispute
resolution mechanisms “for the Internet, via the Internet”.