Internet Child Pornography and the Law: National and International Responses (Google eBook)

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Feb 28, 2013 - Law - 326 pages
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This book provides a critical assessment of the problem of internet child pornography and its governance through legal and non-legal means, including a comparative assessment of laws in England and Wales, the United States of America and Canada in recognition that governments have a compelling interest to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation. The internet raises novel and complex challenges to existing regulatory regimes. Efforts towards legal harmonization at the European Union, Council of Europe, and United Nations level are examined in this context and the utility of additional and alternative methods of regulation explored. This book argues that effective implementation, enforcement and harmonization of laws could substantially help to reduce the availability and dissemination of child pornography on the internet. At the same time, panic-led policies must be avoided if the wider problems of child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation are to be meaningfully addressed.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
National Approaches
15
Legal Approaches in England and Wales
17
Legal Approaches in the United States of America
93
Legal Approaches in Canada
141
Supranational and International Approaches
163
European Union Policy
165
Council of Europe Policy
193
United Nations Policy
209
Internet Service Providers Liability and SelfRegulatory Approaches
225
Internet Service Providers Liability
227
SelfRegulatory and CoRegulatory Initiatives
247
Conclusion
269
Bibliography
283
Index
301
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About the author (2013)

Yaman Akdeniz is Visiting Senior Research Fellow, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK

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