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Contribution to Book
Civil Rights in the Information Age
Faculty Scholarship
  • Danielle Keats Citron, University of Maryland School of Law
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Keywords
  • Internet,
  • abusive speech,
  • harassment
Abstract
[This book focuses] "on abuses made possible by anonymity, freedom from liability, and lack of oversight. The distinguished scholars assembled in this volume, drawn from law and philosophy, connect the absence of legal oversight with harassment and discrimination. Questioning the simplistic notion that abusive speech and mobocracy are the inevitable outcomes of new technology, they argue that current misuse is the outgrowth of social, technological, and legal choices. Seeing this clearly will help us to be better informed about our options." (copied from the book's description on the publisher's website)
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Citation Information
"Civil Rights in the Information Age," in The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation. Martha Nussbaum & Saul Levmore, eds. Harvard University Press, 2010.