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Publisher

The Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL)

Abstract

Internet regulation has evolved from self-regulation to the criminalization of conduct to state control of information available, accessed and submitted. Criticism has been leveled at the different forms of state control and the methods employed to enforce state control. After the terrorist attack on the USA on 11 September 2001, governments justify Internet state control as a law enforcement and national security tool against the abuse and misuse of the Internet for the commission of serious crimes, such as phishing, child pornography; terrorism and copyright infringement. Some Internet users and civil rights groups perceive state control as an abomination which results in an unjustifiable infringement of civil rights. Since countries worldwide are focusing attention on the control of information on the Internet, the debate in respect of state control and the consequences of state control is relevant on a global level as it impacts on all Internet-connected countries.

References

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Chapter in Books

Edwards, L. and Howells G. (2003), “Anonymity, consumers and the Internet: where everyone knows you’re a dog”, in Digital Anonymity and the Law: Tensions and Dimensions, eds.C.Nicoll, J.E.J. Prins, M.J.M. van Dellen, TMC Asser Press, The Hague, pages 216 – 217, 222 – 224.

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Journal

Author unknown (Editorial notes). (2006), “Immunizing the Internet”, Harvard Law Review, Vol 119, pages 2445 – 2463.

Defilippis, A. J. (2006), “Securing Informationships: Recognizing a Right to Privity in Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence”, The Yale Law Journal, Vol 115, pages 1086 – 1093.

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Websites

Author unknown. (2006), “United Nations forum on control of the Internet opens in Athens” http://www.mg.co.za/printPage.aspx?area=/breaking_news/breaking_n ews_business/&a. (30/10/2006).

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Author unknown. (2006), “Iran bans fast internet to cut West’s influence” http://ww.mg.co.za/printPage.aspx?area=/breaking_news/breaking_ne ws_international (18/10/2006).

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Morphy, E. (2006), “AG wants law compelling ISPs to hold Customer Data” http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/53142.html?u=crbuys&p=EN NSS_0be3a1d63b9517 (30/09/2006).

DOI

https://doi.org/10.15394/jdfsl.2007.1022

 

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