New media, old conflict Can privacy and new media coexist? Information, power, and intrusion The globalization of information The Internet defies the gatekeepers Is everyone an iReporter? New media, old law? The future of dignity and privacy.
"Balancing personal dignity and first amendment concerns has become increasingly challenging. In today's new media age, technology moves faster than the law, enabling modern media outlets to commit intrusions into private endeavors for the sake of a story. With few legal limits governing the dissemination of information online, individuals--whether news affiliates or anonymous writers--can become publishers, freely divulging the details of citizens' private lives. While the history of free speech and press has noble origins rooted in democratic theory, unlimited and unrestricted Internet speech has left thousands of victims in its wake. Can society protect those who are harassed, stalked, and misrepresented online while maintaining our constitutional freedoms?"--Dust jacket.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-228) and index.