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Internet Law

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

2004

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Technology And The Internet: The Impending Destruction Of Privacy By Betrayers, Grudgers, Snoops, Spammers, Corporations And The Media, Clifford S. Fishman Jan 2004

Technology And The Internet: The Impending Destruction Of Privacy By Betrayers, Grudgers, Snoops, Spammers, Corporations And The Media, Clifford S. Fishman

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This Article reviews how the Internet and related developments-technological, social, and legal-have magnified the threat to privacy posed by private individuals, commercial enterprises, and the media. It offers a brief overview of the current threats to privacy from sources other than the government, and, in particular, the impact of the Internet in creating or magnifying those threats. Part I discusses the threat to privacy in general, examining how the Internet and developments in surveillance technology, in information storage and retrieval, in dissemination of information, sound, and images, and changes to the informal "social contract" that defines general standards have all ...


Does The Child Online Protection Act Violate The First Amendment?, Susanna Frederick Fischer Jan 2004

Does The Child Online Protection Act Violate The First Amendment?, Susanna Frederick Fischer

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The Supreme Court weighs in for a second time in the more than 5-year-old court battle over whether the Child Online Protection Act drafters have rectified the constitutional defects of the Communications Decency Act, which the Court struck down in 1997 on First Amendment grounds. In an effort to cure the CDA's lack of "narrow tailoring," the drafters of COPA have more narrowly defined the speech that is being regulated and have also narrowed the speakers who are subject to regulation.