DOASKDOTELL BOOK REVIEW of EFF’s Protecting Yourself Online

 

Author (or Editor):  Gelman, Robert and McCandish, Stanton

Title: Protecting Yourself Online: The Definitive Resource on Safety, Freedom and Privacy in Cyberspace

 

Fiction? F

Publisher:  Electronic Frontier Foundation

Date: 1997

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Physical description: Paper

Relevance to doaskdotell: First Amendment

Review:

Book Review

Protecting Yourself Online: The Definitive Resource on Safety, Freedom and Privacy in Cyberspace

An Electronic Frontier Foundation Guide

By Robert Gelman and Stanton McCandish, foreward by Esther Dyson

This book, produced by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, provides a lucid user's guide to the legal perils of cyberspace. There is clear discussion of proper conduct when online, such as basic courtesy, avoiding copyright infringement, etc. Many of the suggestions are similar to those required by America OnLine's rewritten Terms of Service and Rules of the Road.

The book does provide a frightening picture of what could have happened had the 1996 Communications Decency Act been allowed to stand. Among other things, many internet service providers, because of their liability exposure, would have been forced out of business.

Today, there is a similar battle brewing over the more reasonable Child OnLine Protection Act.

 

           

 

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