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[7WashJLTech&Arts295] Internet as a Human Right: A Practical Legal Framework to Address the Unique Nature of the Medium and to Promote Development

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dc.contributor.author Lim, Young Joon
dc.contributor.author Sexton, Sarah E.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-04T21:45:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-04T21:45:35Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04
dc.identifier.citation 7 Wash.J.L. Tech & Arts 295 (2012) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2157-2534
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1114
dc.description vol.7 no.3 Winter 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract A Taiwanese court sentenced a blogger to 30 days of detention for her comments that a restaurant’s food was too salty and that the locale was unsanitary. In Indonesia, a woman was sentenced to six months in jail for libel after an e-mail she sent to friends about poor treatment she received in a hospital was posted on Facebook. These are not isolated cases of persecution, but part of a broad pattern of challenges facing individuals around the world. The United Nations recently released a report on legal trends involving restriction of expression on the Internet, declaring that freedom of expression on the Internet is a human right. If Internet freedom is a human right, what are the limits of that entitlement? This Article explores existing legal models and restrictions on online communication through case studies, including discussion of restrictions in countries affected by the Arab Spring of 2011. This Article suggests six basic elements for a legal framework that can support the unique challenges presented by the Internet as it becomes a primary mode of communication. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Intellectual Property en_US
dc.subject Constitutional & Regulatory en_US
dc.title [7WashJLTech&Arts295] Internet as a Human Right: A Practical Legal Framework to Address the Unique Nature of the Medium and to Promote Development en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2012 Young Joon Lim and Sarah E. Sexton en_US


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