Global Freedom of Expression Within Nontextual Frameworks

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Soraker, Johnny Harz (2008) Global Freedom of Expression Within Nontextual Frameworks. The Information Society, 24 (1). pp. 40-46. ISSN 0197-2243

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Abstract:e increasing use of frameworks within which Internet users can contribute nontextual information constitutes a serious obstacle to government attempts to accurately censor and monitor Internet traffic. This development, as seen in the explosive growth of frameworks such as Second Life, YouTube, and Wikipedia, could lead to a transfer of regulatory power away from heavily regulated Internet Service Providers in nondemocratic regimes, into the hands of intermediaries that are more likely to uphold freedom of expression. Thereby, a development toward increasingly enframed and nontextual information can promote freedom of expression even in traditionally nondemocratic regimes. I analyze this development with regard to its possible implications for freedom of expression, online crime, and the role of private companies in international politics.
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/71145
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01972240701774774
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