The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation
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...more
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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 ...more
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. ...more