Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography on the Internet / Edition 1

Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography on the Internet / Edition 1

by Philip Jenkins
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New York University Press
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Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography on the Internet / Edition 1

Perhaps nothing evokes more universal disgust as child pornography. The world of its makers and users is so abhorrent that it is rarely discussed much less studied. Child pornographers have taken advantage of this and are successfully using the new electronic media to exchange their wares without detection or significant sanction. What are the implications of this threat for free speech and a free exchange of ideas on the internet? And how can we stop this illegal activity, which is so repugnant that even the most laissez-faire cyberlibertarians want it stamped out, if we know nothing about it?

Philip Jenkins takes a leap onto the lower tiers of electronic media in this first book on the business of child pornography online. He tells the story of how the advent of the internet caused this deviant subculture to become highly organized and go global. We learn how the trade which operates on clandestine websites from Budapest or Singapore to the U.S. is easy to glimpse yet difficult to eradicate. Jenkins details how the most sophisticated transactions are done through a proxy, a “false flag” address, rendering the host computer, and participants, virtually unidentifiable. And these sites exist for only a few minutes or hours allowing on-line child pornographers to stay one step ahead of the law. This is truly a globalized criminal network which knows no names or boundaries, and thus challenges both international and U.S. law.

Beyond Tolerance delves into the myths and realities of child pornography and the complex process to stamp out criminal activity over the web, including the timely debates over trade regulation, users' privacy, and individual rights. This sobering look and a criminal community contains lessons about human behavior and the law that none interested in media and the new technology can afford to ignore.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814742631
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 855,007
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Note on Usageix
1Out of Control?1
2Child Pornography25
3Into the Net52
4A Society of Deviants88
6Policing the Net142
7Vigilantes and Militias165
8A Global Community184
9Where Next?204
About the Author260

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Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography on the Internet 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is not a review* It was, at best, an opinion* Your keen observation of the obvious does little to illuminate a rationale for purchasing this missive* If you merely wish to propagate your viewpoint, try blogging* Ta!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible people do this to kids