Tuesday, January 04, 2011

In the Library Stacks

The Offensive Internet: Privacy, Speech, and Reputation edited by Saul Levmore and Martha C. Nussbaum, focuses on the abuses made possible by anonymity, freedom from liability, and lack of oversight on the Internet. The scholars that contribute to this book connect the absence of legal oversight with harassment and discrimination and argue that misuse is the outgrowth of social, technological, and legal choices. The authors detail some of the vile and hateful speech that the current combination of law and technology has bred and conclude with analysis and policy prescriptions.