Controlling the net: European approaches to content and access regulation

  title={Controlling the net: European approaches to content and access regulation},
  author={Louise Cooke},
  journal={Journal of Information Science},
  pages={360 - 376}
  • Louise Cooke
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Information Science
Organizations, national governments and supranational bodies have all been active in formulating measures to regulate access to internet content. This paper reports the findings of a documentary analysis of such measures adopted over a 10-year period by the European Union. The investigation took place from a perspective of concern for the potential impact of such initiatives on freedom of expression and freedom of enquiry. On a theoretical level, the study adopted Lessig's models of direct and… 

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