Rights and Responsibilities of Participants in Networked Communities

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This book describes a number of social and legal issues as they relate to various members of electronically networked communities. After a brief introduction to relevant legal precedents and to the manner in which societies develop norms for social behavior, the book explores right and responsibilities related to free speech, vandalism, property interests, and privacy.
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Overview

This book describes a number of social and legal issues as they relate to various members of electronically networked communities. After a brief introduction to relevant legal precedents and to the manner in which societies develop norms for social behavior, the book explores right and responsibilities related to free speech, vandalism, property interests, and privacy.
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A report, drawing on background information from a November 1992 workshop and a February 1993 forum, on policies, laws, regulations, and ethical standards that apply to networked communities such as commercial information services and grass-roots networks. Topics include the nature of electronic networks, free speech, networks and society, electronic vandalism, intellectual property interests, and privacy. Includes an appendix on network technology. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309050906
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary 1
1 The Nature of Electronic Networks 6
2 Networks and Society 17
3 Legal Considerations for Electronic Networks 31
4 Free Speech 55
5 Electronic Vandalism 69
6 Intellectual Property Interests 85
7 Privacy 99
8 Common Themes 113
App. A Network Technology 123
App. B Workshop Schedule and Session Descriptions 137
App. C Forum Statement of Purpose and Agenda 142
App. D Keynote Speech: Networked Communities and the Laws of Cyberspace 146
App. E Biographical Sketches 158
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