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Bits, Bytes, And Big Brother / Edition 1
     

Bits, Bytes, And Big Brother / Edition 1

by Shannon Martin
 

ISBN-10: 0275949001

ISBN-13: 9780275949006

Pub. Date: 03/21/1995

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This study examines the tensions and interrelationships inherent in federal control of information in the technological era. Analyzing topics relating to information content and carrier issues, citizens' natural rights and utilities, and the effects of the executive and legislative branches, the author examines the historical definitions of information, traditional

Overview

This study examines the tensions and interrelationships inherent in federal control of information in the technological era. Analyzing topics relating to information content and carrier issues, citizens' natural rights and utilities, and the effects of the executive and legislative branches, the author examines the historical definitions of information, traditional ethical principles, the parameters as framed by the Constitution, and three kinds of information control actions promulgated by the federal government (the Foreign Agents Registration and Propaganda Act, the Computer Security Act of 1987, and the Pentagon media rules during the Persian Gulf War). Following analysis of the practical, ethical, and legal issues involved, the author recommends a proactive information policy encompassing both information content and carriers and preserving Constitutional principles on the free flow of information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275949006
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/21/1995
Series:
Praeger Studies in Political Communication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note

Foreword

Introduction: Preliminary Considerations of Information Access and Control

Brief History of Affirmative Federal Public Access Law

Definition of "Information"

The Foreign Agents Registration Act

The Computer Security Act of 1987

The Pentagon Rules on Media Access

Principles of Ethical Reasoning

Ethical Principles in Federal Information Control

Federal Information Control in a Technological Age

Appendix 1: Foreign Agents Registration and Propaganda Act

Appendix 2: The Computer Security Act of 1987

Media Pools in the Persian Gulf 1991

Selected Bibliography

Legal Index

Subject Index

Name Index

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