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[08PacRimLPolyJ423] Are You My Mommy, or My Big Brother? Comparing Internet Censorship in Singapore and the United States

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dc.contributor.author Malakoff, Lewis S.
dc.contributor.author Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-16T17:38:21Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-16T17:38:21Z
dc.date.issued 1999-03
dc.identifier.citation 8 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 423 (1999) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/837
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Governments across the globe are grappling to find an appropriate and effective way to regulate Internet activity. Singapore's experience with Internet regulation is particularly instructive, illustrating the inherent tension when a government simultaneously champions the Net's commercial, educational, and social potential while attempting to protect its population from material that offends the community's normative sensibility. Singapore has enacted regulations that require Internet Service Providers to filter content at the network level through the use of proxy servers. In addition, Singapore has issued an Internet Code of Practice that establishes the framework for acceptable speech in cyberspace. In the United States, Congress faces a similar struggle: constructing an appropriate legislative response to issues posed by the Internet while balancing competing interests of free speech and community values. Despite political, cultural, and social differences between Singapore and the United States, both nations' fledgling attempts to regulate the Internet have been driven by similar goals and have led to remarkably similar conclusions. Regulation in cyberspace presents challenges that transcend national idiosyncrasies and will potentially push divergent nations toward a common legal regime in which a limited market-driven response might provide the most effective instrument of control. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.title [08PacRimLPolyJ423] Are You My Mommy, or My Big Brother? Comparing Internet Censorship in Singapore and the United States en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 1999 by Pacific Rim Law & Policy Association en_US

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