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Lawless : the secret rules that govern our digital lives / Nicolas P. Suzor
Bib ID 8067594
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Suzor, Nicolas P., 1981- author
 
Description Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019 
©2019 
x, 210 pages ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781108481229 (hardcover)
1108481221 (hardcover)
9781108740470 (paperback)
1108740472 (paperback)
Invalid ISBN 9781108666428 (electronic book)
Summary

"Lawless is about the power that technology companies have over our lives and how we can develop a new constitutionalism to better protect our rights. Social media platforms, search engines, and other technology companies influence what we can see and say online. These giant companies govern our behavior online without real accountability, and they are at the centre of fierce battles between governments, lobby groups, the media, and grassroots campaigns from activists. Drawing on ten years of research, this book shows how our social lives, our news, and our information environments are shaped by a complex web of legal, technical, and social forces. This is a book about the future of our media and our shared social spaces. We are now at a constitutional moment--a time when we can all demand better from the companies that govern our lives. This book provides a guide to a new constitutionalism: real limits on power that protect human rights in a decentralized environment. Ultimately, it provides a comprehensive argument about how we should expect the governance of online social spaces to be more legitimate - and particularly, how we might develop new forms of due process for the algorithmic and human decision making systems that rule our digital lives"--

Full contents
  • Part I: A lawless internet. The hidden rules of the Internet ; Who makes the rules? ; The Internet's abuse problem ; Legal immunity ; How copyright shaped the Internet ; Censorship ; Lawless
  • Part II: A new social contract : constitutionalizing internet governance. Constitutionalizing Internet governance ; Protecting fundamental rights ; What should we expect of intermediaries? ; The role of states and binding law.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Internet -- Law and legislation.  |  Internet governance -- Law and legislation.  |  Social media -- Law and legislation.  |  Copyright.  |  Privacy, Right of.  |  Civil rights.  |  Australian

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