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Policing electronic information: threats to freedom of expression.

Atton, Chris (1995) Policing electronic information: threats to freedom of expression. New Library World, 96 (1122). pp. 5-9. ISSN 0307 4803

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    Abstract/Description

    Considers two limits on freedom of expression in electronic
    media: the regulation of the Internet and electronic
    copyright. Examines these in two case studies, one on the
    status of anarchist publishing on the Internet, the other on
    the use of sampling in the creation of new recordings.
    Notes that these limits have been applied most effectively
    to small, alternative creators and publishers and result
    from narrow views of electronic media. Recommends that
    librarians address the use of electronic media in the light of
    freedom of expression, rather than in commercial and legal terms.

    Item Type: Article
    Print ISSN: 0307 4803
    Electronic ISSN: 1758 6909
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Control; electronic publishing; internet; sampling;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Arts & Creative Industries
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
    000 Computer science, information & general works > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
    Library of Congress Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
    Item ID: 3649
    Depositing User: Professor Chris Atton
    Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 14:57
    Last Modified: 10 Oct 2013 14:55
    URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3649

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