Freedom of speech in cyberspace: Why and how it should be protected

Barton, Susan (1999) Freedom of speech in cyberspace: Why and how it should be protected. University of Queensland Law Journal, 20 2: 358-360.


Author Barton, Susan
Title Freedom of speech in cyberspace: Why and how it should be protected
Journal name University of Queensland Law Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0083-4041
Publication date 1999
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Volume 20
Issue 2
Start page 358
End page 360
Total pages 3
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C4
390199 Law not elsewhere classified
750599 Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
In Cyber Rights: Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age, Mike Godwin analyses how the legal system applies to the internet, a ubiquitous void that is commonly perceived as a 'law free zone'. Essentially advocating freedom of communication on the Net while alleviating fears about its social consequences, he shows how the operation of defamation and intellectual property laws 'play out against the free speech framework of the Net," deferring to the First Amendment to the US Constitution as a means by which to protect this fight.' What results is an argument for, and understanding of, individual empowerment in cyberspace that flowers from a sense of community and democracy, fusing social consensus about the benefits of this medium that outweigh the negative speculations currently surrounding it.
Q-Index Code C4
Additional Notes Subtitle: "by Mike Godwin, Cyber Rights: Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age, Times Books, New York, 1998, xviii pp, 305pp, notes 307-317 pp, index 319-333 pp."

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Collection: TC Beirne School of Law Publications
 
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