Liberating Cyberspace: Civil Liberties, Human Rights & the Internet

Liberating Cyberspace: Civil Liberties, Human Rights & the Internet

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Does the exponential growth of the Internet really mark a revolution in human interaction and communication, providing truly democratic access to information and ideas? Or, compounded by a growing number of competing interests now arguing for the introduction of more rigorous controls, will the full potential of the Internet fail to be recognized? Liberating… See more details below

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Does the exponential growth of the Internet really mark a revolution in human interaction and communication, providing truly democratic access to information and ideas? Or, compounded by a growing number of competing interests now arguing for the introduction of more rigorous controls, will the full potential of the Internet fail to be recognized? Liberating Cyberspace breaks new ground by assessing the impact of the Internet on our basic civil rights.Addressing the key questions, U.S. and British contributors examine a range of topics:
* Copyright and encryption
* Free speech
* Privacy
* Freedom of information
* The potential of the Internet for promoting international women's rights
* Whether the Internet can or should create new copyright and property laws of its own.
Controversial and topical, Liberating Cyberspace sheds valuable new light on some of the fundamental issues of modern global communication. Is the Internet an agent for enfranchisement or a vehicle for speech that needs to be regulated?

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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)
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‘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)

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