Liberating Cyberspace: Civil Liberties, Human Rights & the Internetby Liberty Liberty
The Internet offers new opportunities and threats to all our basic liberties: civil rights, privacy, and freedoms of expression. Originally, as something totally free of all official intereference and regulation, the Internet was anarchic in a true sense. The contributors to this important book look at how the freedom of use and accessibility of this world-wide phenomenon is being eroded, both by governments (reacting as politically "undesirable" information becomes freely available) and private concerns and pressure groups raising moral panics. Using case studies, including one on the recent McLibel case, the contributors look at these key issues. They also cover European policy on the regulation of the Internet, censorship and freedom of information on the Internet.
Published in association with Liberty, this invaluable book is about the fundamental liberties and freedoms of the modern age.
‘The various contributions focus on civil liberties and freedom of expression ... This combination of thematic chapters with specific case-studies works well.’ --International Affairs
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Meet the Author
Ziauddin Sardar is Visiting Professor of Science Policy at Middlesex University and consulting editor of the prestigious journal Futures. He is a prolific writer and is the author of Cultural Studies for Beginners, Barbaric Others: A Manifesto on Western Racism and editor, with Jerome Ravetz, of Cyberfutures: Culture and Politics on the Information Superhighway.
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