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Toothless tiger, sleeping dragon : implied freedoms, internet filters and the growing culture of internet censorship in Australia

Duffy, James (2009) Toothless tiger, sleeping dragon : implied freedoms, internet filters and the growing culture of internet censorship in Australia. eLaw Journal, 16(2), pp. 91-105.

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Abstract

The internet by its very nature challenges an individual’s notions of propriety, moral acuity and social correctness. A tension will always exist between the censorship of obscene and sensitive information and the freedom to publish and/or access such information. Freedom of expression and communication on the internet is not a static concept: ‘Its continual regeneration is the product of particular combinations of political, legal, cultural and philosophical conditions’.

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ID Code: 38972
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Published version also freely available via Official URL.
Keywords: Internet, Censorship, Freedom of speech, Freedom of Communication, Internet Filter, Censorship, Internet regulation, Constitution
ISSN: 1321-8247
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Constitutional Law (180108)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 James Duffy
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2010 09:55
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:37

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