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The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation

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The Internet has been romanticized as a zone of freedom. The alluring combination of sophisticated technology with low barriers to entry and instantaneous outreach to millions of users has mesmerized libertarians and communitarians alike. Lawmakers have joined the celebration, passing the Communications Decency Act, which enables Internet Service Providers to allow unregul

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Hardcover, 299 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Harvard University Press (first published December 21st 2010)
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Hadrian
This is a legal analysis of the questions of internet free speech, with references to past means of communication.

The main differences of the internet compared to other forms of communication are manifold: there is the problem of permanence, where any media can be downloaded or copied making removal nearly impossible; there is the evolving role of free speech and those sites which host obscene or defamatory content; and there is also a continuing debate over the role of privacy. These questions
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Feb 15, 2011 Tara Brabazon rated it really liked it
Effective book investigating the problems and challenges of online anonymity. How do we balance privacy and dignity? Great analysis of the borders and boundaries of online behaviour.
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Saul Levmore is the William B. Graham Distinguished Service Professor of Law at The University of Chicago Law School.

Saul Levmore was the Dean of the University of Chicago Law School from 2001 to 2009. Prior to joining the Chicago faculty in 1998, he was the Brokaw Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and a visiting professor at Yale, Harvard, Michigan, Northwestern, and Chicago.
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“On Mill's view of speech, speech that is not part of an argument aimed at truth-purely emotive speech, bullying speech, and speech that does not make truth-claims at all-deserves no particular protection.” 0 likes
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