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Liberating Cyberspace: Civil Liberties, Human Rights & the Internet Jonathan Cooper

Liberating Cyberspace: Civil Liberties, Human Rights & the Internet

Jonathan Cooper

Published December 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780613923460
Hardcover
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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 theMoreDoes 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 womens 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?