A voluntary organization that lends formal structure to the administration of the Internet. ISOC is the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG), and Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). The ISOC is active in such areas as censorship and freedom of expression, taxation, governance, and intellectual property. ISOC has granted the IESG formal authority to make decisions on standards. See also IAB, IESG, IETF, Internet, IRTF, and standards.