Anarchy Online: Net Crime and Net Sex, the Truth Behind the Hype

Anarchy Online: Net Crime and Net Sex, the Truth Behind the Hype

by Charles Platt
     
 

Enter the front lines of both sides  in the war to control the Net.

The U.S. Justice Department, the Christian Coalition and the Guardian Angels want to clean up the Net. ACLU attorneys, college activists and a raging band of rebels are trying to stop them. Who will win this epic battle, and what will the consequences be?

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Overview

Enter the front lines of both sides  in the war to control the Net.

The U.S. Justice Department, the Christian Coalition and the Guardian Angels want to clean up the Net. ACLU attorneys, college activists and a raging band of rebels are trying to stop them. Who will win this epic battle, and what will the consequences be?

From Charles Platt, one of the original online renegades and a contributing editor of Wired magazine, comes these two distinct "guides" —each with its own front cover — to address both sides of these modern issues in one book. This authoritative look begins with the origins of Usenet and ends in a nightmarish future where the war on netporn has become as expensive and futile as the war on drugs. Along the way we meet dozens of other colorful personalities fighting to control the greatest mass medium since the printing press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061009907
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/20/1997
Pages:
367
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.07(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Platt writes frequently about internet issues in journals such as Wired and the Los Angeles Times . Anarchy Online is a supremely irreverent, superbly readable portrait of the outlaws, activists and legislators who are molding the future of online communications.

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