European regulation of cross-border hate speech in cyberspace: The limits of legislation

BANKS, James (2011). European regulation of cross-border hate speech in cyberspace: The limits of legislation. European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, 19 (1), 1-13.

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Abstract

This paper examines the complexities of regulating hate speech on the Internet through legal frameworks. It demonstrates the limitations of unilateral national content legislation and the difficulties inherent in multilateral efforts to regulate the Internet. The paper highlights how the US's commitment to free speech has undermined European efforts to construct a truly international regulatory system. It is argued that a broad coalition of citizens, industry and government, employing technological, educational and legal frameworks, may offer the most effective approach through which to limit the effects of hate speech originating from outside of European borders.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Law and Criminology Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1163/157181711X553933
Depositing User: James Banks
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2013 15:24
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 00:35
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6902

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