Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship

by Margaret Haerens


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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; Opposing Viewpoints: Internet Censorship examines whether or not the Internet should be censored, who should govern the Internet, what the best ways to fight Internet Censorship are, and which legal measures effectively address Internet Censorship.; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737766592
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/25/2014
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Should the Internet Be Censored?

Chapter Preface 20

1 Internet Sovereignty-A New Paradigm of Internet Governance Min Jiang 23

2 Internet Censorship by Governments Is a Human Rights Violation Hillary Clinton 29

3 There Is Middle Ground Between Internet Freedom and Internet Sovereignty Scott J. Shackelford 42

4 WikiLeaks Is a National Security Threat and Should Be Censored Marc Thiessen 48

5 The US Government Should Not Pressure Companies to Censor WikiLeaks Julian York 53

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 58

Chapter 2 Who Should Govern the Internet?

Chapter Preface 60

1 The United Nations Should Play a Greater Role in Internet Governance Jean-Christophe Nothias 63

2 The United Nations Should Not Govern the Internet Arthur Herman 76

3 US Government Control of the Internet Threatens Freedom Milton L. Mueller 89

4 A Multistakeholder Global Coalition Should Govern the Internet Vinton Cerf 94

5 Existing Institutions Should Be Improved and Continue to Govern the Internet Jonathan Koppell 106

6 The Internet Should Be Governed by an Inclusive International Alliance Sally Shipman Wentworth 112

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 124

Chapter 3 What Are the Best Ways to Fight Internet Censorship?

Chapter Preface 126

1 A More Proactive Defense of Internet Freedom Will Reduce Censorship Helle C. Dale Jessica Zuckerman 129

2 Internet Freedom: Free to Choose The Economist 135

3 Cracking the "Great Firewall" of China's Web Censorship Paul Wiseman 141

4 Google Ends Internet Censorship; Dares China to Make Next Move Michael B. Farrell 150

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 153

Chapter 4 Which Legal Measures Effectively Address Internet Censorship?

Chapter Preface 155

1 The Global Online Freedom Act of 2012 Is an Important Step Forward Cindy Cohn Julian C. York Trevor Timm 157

2 Internet Freedom Starts at Home Rebecca MacKinnon 166

3 The Stop Online Piracy Act Safeguards Property Rights and Does Not Threaten Internet Freedom Lamar Smith 175

4 The Stop Online Piracy Act Threatens Internet Freedom and Does Not Protect Property Rights Nancy Scola 180

5 A Legal Ban on Violent Internet Pornography Would Benefit Children and Is Not Censorship Halla Gunnarsdóttir 188

6 A Legal Ban on Internet Pornography Is Misguided and Would Lead to Internet Censorship Derek Mead 193

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 198

For Further Discussion 199

Organizations to Contact 201

Bibliography of Books 207

Index 210

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