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 - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Law and Criminology Research Group
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1163/157181711X553933
    Page Range: 1-13
    Depositing User: James Banks
    Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2013 15:24
    Last Modified: 12 May 2018 05:08
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6902

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