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Clear and present danger? Law and the regulation of the internet

O'Brien, Mark


Mark O'Brien


Information technology has had a significant and all-encompassing impact upon our lives in recent years, not least in the sphere of criminal justice, helping the police solve crime, but also providing the means for the commission of new ones. This article explores the role of law and society in the control of certain such new crimes, especially regarding the phenomenon of internet-based pornography, and examines the methods being employed to combat such crime, together with an exploration and examination of the effectiveness and desirability of such methods. © 2005, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.


O'Brien, M. (2005). Clear and present danger? Law and the regulation of the internet. Information and Communications Technology Law, 14(2), 151-164.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2005
Journal Information and Communications Technology Law
Print ISSN 1360-0834
Electronic ISSN 1469-8404
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 2
Pages 151-164
Keywords law, regulation of the internet
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