Cyberspace law : censorship and regulation of the Internet /
"This book explores what the American Civil Liberties Union calls the 'third era' in cyberspace, in which filters 'fundamentally alter the architectural structure of the Internet, with significant implications for free speech.' Although courts and nongovernmental organizatio...
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|Summary:||"This book explores what the American Civil Liberties Union calls the 'third era' in cyberspace, in which filters 'fundamentally alter the architectural structure of the Internet, with significant implications for free speech.' Although courts and nongovernmental organizations increasingly insist upon constitutional and other legal guarantees of a freewheeling Internet, multinational corporations compete to produce tools and strategies for making it more predictable. When Google attempted to improve our access to information contained in books and the World Wide Web, copyright litigation began to tie up the process of making content searchable. Just as the courts were insisting that using trademarks online to criticize their owners is protected by the First Amendment, corporations and trade associations accelerated their development of ways to make Internet companies liable for their users' infringing words and actions, potentially circumventing free speech rights. And as social networking and content-sharing sites have proliferated, so have the terms of service and content-detecting tools for finding, flagging, and deleting content that makes a corporation fear for its image or profits. Cyberspace Law provides a legal history of Internet regulation since the mid-1990s, with a particular focus on freedom speech, net neutrality, and efforts by patent, trademark, and copyright owners to compel Internet firms to monitor their online offerings and remove or pay for any violations of the rights of others"--P. [i]|
|Physical Description:||xxi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references and index|