WS 185 Criminal law and the free and open Internet: tensions and ways forward in democratic societies

In recent years, Internet governance has come to face a paradox that some argue threatens the free, open and global nature of the Internet: this paradox lies in the tension between States’ sovereign right to legislate the Internet on the one hand and the existence in many countries of criminal law that, when applied strictly, may run counter to freedom and openness on the other. While the presence of this tension in authoritarian countries has been acknowledged for long, it is increasingly clear that such situations are prevalent in democratic societies across the world as well. Read more

Time: Thu, 2012-11-08  00.09 – 10.30

Workshop Room: Conference Room – 3
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