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Regulating speech on the internet

Blakeney, M. and Macmillan, F. (1999) Regulating speech on the internet. Digital Technology Law Journal, 1 (1).

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This paper considers the way in which traditional legal tools for regulating speech have been applied in the Internet environment. The paper commences by describing the aspects of this environment which are regarded as attracting regulatory interest. It then moves on to consider the way in which the regimes of defamation law, censorship law and intellectual property law impact on the Internet. Through this examination the paper raises the question of the appropriateness of the current approach of regulation by analogy.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Law
Publisher: Murdoch University, School of Law
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