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Author Laidlaw, Emily B., author.

Title Regulating speech in cyberspace : gatekeepers, human rights and corporate responsibility / Emily B. Laidlaw
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015
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Contents The internet as a democratising force -- A framework for identifying internet information gatekeepers -- Corporate social responsibility in cyberspace -- Mechanisms of information control: ISPs -- Mechanisms of information control: search engines -- A corporate governance model for the Digital Age
Summary "Private companies exert considerable control over the flow of information on the internet. Whether users are finding information with a search engine, communicating on a social networking site or accessing the internet through an ISP, access to participation can be blocked, channelled, edited or personalised. Such gatekeepers are powerful forces in facilitating or hindering freedom of expression online. This is problematic for a human rights system which has historically treated human rights as a government responsibility, and this is compounded by the largely light-touch regulatory approach to the internet in the west. Regulating Speech in Cyberspace explores how these gatekeepers operate at the intersection of three fields of study: regulation (more broadly, law), corporate social responsibility and human rights. It proposes an alternative corporate governance model for speech regulation, one that acts as a template for the increasingly common use of non-state-based models of governance for human rights"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Based on the author's thesis (doctoral -- London School of Economics, 2012) issued under title: 'Information Gatekeepers, Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibilities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Freedom of expression.
Freedom of information.
Internet service providers -- Law and legislation
Cyberspace -- juridik och lagstiftning.
Droit de l'internet.
Freedom of expression.
Freedom of information.
Informationsfrihet -- juridik och lagstiftning.
Internet service providers -- Law and legislation.
Internet -- juridik och lagstiftning.
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Liberté d'expression.
Liberté d'information.
Yttrandefrihet -- juridik och lagstiftning.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 110704913X