Cyberspace Law

Author: Hannibal Travis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135946175
Format: PDF
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This book explores what the American Civil Liberties Union calls the "third era" in cyberspace, in which filters "fundamentally alter the architectural structure of the Internet, with significant implications for free speech." Although courts and nongovernmental organizations increasingly insist upon constitutional and other legal guarantees of a freewheeling Internet, multi-national corporations compete to produce tools and strategies for making it more predictable. When Google attempted to improve our access to information containing in books and the World Wide Web, copyright litigation began to tie up the process of making content searchable, and resulted in the wrongful removal of access to thousands if not millions of works. Just as the courts were insisting that using trademarks online to criticize their owners is First Amendment-protected, corporations and trade associations accelerated their development of ways to make Internet companies liable for their users’ infringing words and actions, potentially circumventing free speech rights. And as social networking and content-sharing sites have proliferated, so have the terms of service and content-detecting tools for detecting, flagging, and deleting content that makes one or another corporation or trade association fear for its image or profits. The book provides a legal history of Internet regulation since the mid-1990s, with a particular focus on efforts by patent, trademark, and copyright owners to compel Internet firms to monitor their online offerings and remove or pay for any violations of the rights of others. This book will be of interest to students of law, communications, political science, government and policy, business, and economics, as well as anyone interested in free speech and commerce on the internet.

Censorship in Cyberspace

Author: Yulia Timofeeva
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company
ISBN:
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The Internet plays an important role in the contemporary world and, consequently, activities taking place online are becoming increasingly regulated. While the need for regulation seems well recognized today, opinions differ on the question of what the scope of regulation should be and what means are appropriate for achieving regulatory goals. This book examines the challenges facing regulators, taking into account specific features of the global network. It does not limit the analysis to particular states or legal systems, but covers a variety of approaches to regulation of online expression, revealing their interconnection, advantages, and drawbacks. It evaluates both the probability of success or failure of various regulatory measures and the consequences the regulation may have for freedom of expression.

Code

Author: Lawrence Lessig
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442996463
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since its original publication in 1999, this foundational book has become a classic in its field. This second edition, Code Version 2.0, updates the work and was prepared in part through a wiki, a web site allowing readers to edit the text, making this the first reader-edited revision of a popular book. Code counters the common belief that cyberspace cannot be controlled or censored. To the contrary, under the influence of commerce, cyberspace is becoming a highly regulable world where behavior will be much more tightly controlled than in real space. We can - we must - choose what kind of cyberspace we want and what freedoms it will guarantee. These choices are all about architecture: what kind of code will govern cyberspace, and who will control it. In this realm, code is the most significant form of law and it is up to lawyers, policymakers, and especially average citizens to decide what values that code embodies. Publisher: Basic Books/Perseus.

Codifying Cyberspace

Author: Damian Tambini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1844721450
Format: PDF
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Can the Internet regulate itself? Faced with a range of 'harms' and conflicts associated with the new media – from gambling to pornography – many governments have resisted the temptation to regulate, opting instead to encourage media providers to develop codes of conduct and technical measures to regulate themselves. Codifying Cyberspace looks at media self-regulation in practice, in a variety of countries. It also examines the problems of balancing private censorship against fundamental rights to freedom of expression and privacy for media users. This book is the first full-scale study of self-regulation and codes of conduct in these fast-moving new media sectors and is the result of a three-year Oxford University study funded by the European Commission.

Internet Co Regulation

Author: Christopher T. Marsden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139499092
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Chris Marsden argues that co-regulation is the defining feature of the Internet in Europe. Co-regulation offers the state a route back into questions of legitimacy, governance and human rights, thereby opening up more interesting conversations than a static no-regulation versus state regulation binary choice. The basis for the argument is empirical investigation, based on a multi-year, European Commission-funded study and is further reinforced by the direction of travel in European and English law and policy, including the Digital Economy Act 2010. He places Internet regulation within the regulatory mainstream, as an advanced technocratic form of self- and co-regulation which requires governance reform to address a growing constitutional legitimacy gap. The literature review, case studies and analysis shed a welcome light on policymaking at the centre of Internet regulation in Brussels, London and Washington, revealing the extent to which states, firms and, increasingly, citizens are developing a new type of regulatory bargain.

Handbook of Internet Crime

Author: Yvonne Jewkes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134030592
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An essential reference for scholars and others whose work brings them into contact with managing, policing and regulating online behaviour, the Handbook of Internet Crime emerges at a time of rapid social and technological change. Amidst much debate about the dangers presented by the Internet and intensive negotiation over its legitimate uses and regulation, this is the most comprehensive and ambitious book on cybercrime to date. The Handbook of Internet Crime gathers together the leading scholars in the field to explore issues and debates surrounding internet-related crime, deviance, policing, law and regulation in the 21st century. The Handbook reflects the range and depth of cybercrime research and scholarship, combining contributions from many of those who have established and developed cyber research over the past 25 years and who continue to shape it in its current phase, with more recent entrants to the field who are building on this tradition and breaking new ground. Contributions reflect both the global nature of cybercrime problems, and the international span of scholarship addressing its challenges.

Sex Laws and Cyberspace

Author: Jonathan Wallace
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780805052985
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discusses the First Amendment and censorship on the Internet

The Net and the Nation State

Author: Uta Kohl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107142946
Format: PDF, ePub
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Can the nation state survive the internet? Or will the internet be territorially fragmented along state boundaries? This book investigates these questions.