Civilizing the Internet: Global Concerns and Efforts toward Regulation

Civilizing the Internet: Global Concerns and Efforts toward Regulation

by Joseph Migga Kizza
     
 

Besides creating a virtual utopian landscape, the Internet has given new exposure and to some extent a veiled degree of legitimacy to all sorts of human vices. Misdeeds upon the Internet have caught many people, communities, and governments off guard, and many are struggling to come up with policies and censorship mechanisms to regulate an Internet they see as

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Overview

Besides creating a virtual utopian landscape, the Internet has given new exposure and to some extent a veiled degree of legitimacy to all sorts of human vices. Misdeeds upon the Internet have caught many people, communities, and governments off guard, and many are struggling to come up with policies and censorship mechanisms to regulate an Internet they see as going out of control.

The most affected domains are telecommunications, broadcasting, and computer services. In essence, this book discusses the convergence of the three media. It looks at the historical development of the Internet, its globalization, the concerns it has raised, and the tools available to deal with these concerns on a variety of levels. Also analyzed are the attempts being made around the globe to regulate the Internet. Students in computer, engineering, and library studies will find the book particularly helpful. It also serves those working in information-sensitive areas such as insurance and banking.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
timely...recommended...a good choice for professional reading and library school collections
Public Libraries
very useful...clear, readable
Midwest Book Review
strongly recommended
Booknews
Kizza (computer science and electrical engineering, U. of Tennessee) examines current concerns about the Internet, including digital crimes and civil rights issues, and the tools that are available to deal with them. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786405398
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
183

Meet the Author

Joseph Migga Kizza has written multiple books on information ethics and is a professor of computer science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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