Liberating Cyberspace: Civil Liberties, Human Rights & the Internet

Liberating Cyberspace: Civil Liberties, Human Rights & the Internet

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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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

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Contributors evaluate the impact of the Internet on our basic civil rights, covering copyright, encryption, free speech, privacy, and freedom of information as well as the potential of the Internet for promoting international women's rights. Distributed by Stylus Publishing, Inc. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
From the Publisher

‘The various contributions focus on civil liberties and freedom of expression ... This combination of thematic chapters with specific case-studies works well.’ --International Affairs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745312941
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
12/10/1998
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
1.11(w) x 1.11(h) x 1.11(d)

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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