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Editorial - www.hatecrime.co Laws Uncritical Engagement

Brennan, Fernne (2009) 'Editorial - www.hatecrime.co Laws Uncritical Engagement.' Information & Communications Technology Law, 18 (2). pp. 75-78. ISSN 1360-0834

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Abstract

In the light of growing concern over the globalisation of the use of the Internet as a form of mass communication, this set of papers deals in the discourse on the promulgation of hate in cyberspace. The authors provide a multi-disciplinary framework that spans legal. socio-legal and criminological disciplines. The approaches demonstrate that the intersection of hate speech and free speech is alive and controversial in the arena of the Internet. Some writers argue that stricter legislation threatens to curtail our hard won freedoms, whilst others suggest that ineffectual regulation fails to protect racial minority groups. Further, how useful a role does international regulation play when its terms appear to subject its potential strength to the norms of 'self interest' that pervade state cooperation in these matters?

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Information & Communications Technology Law Volume 18, Issue 2, 2009: Special Issue: www.hatecrime.co Laws Uncritical Engagement
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2012 09:15
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2012 09:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3645

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