A Socio-Legal Study of Hacking: Breaking and Remaking Law and Technology, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A Socio-Legal Study of Hacking

Breaking and Remaking Law and Technology, 1st Edition

By Michael Anthony C. Dizon


277 pages

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The relationship between hacking and the law has always been complex and conflict-ridden. This book examines the relations and interactions between hacking and the law with a view to understanding how hackers influence and are influenced by technology laws and policies. In our increasingly digital and connected world where hackers play a significant role in determining the structures, configurations and operations of the networked information society, this book delivers an interdisciplinary study of the practices, norms and values of hackers and how they conflict and correspond with the aims and aspirations of hacking-related laws. Describing and analyzing the legal and normative impact of hacking, as well as proposing new approaches to its regulation and governance, this book makes an essential contribution to understanding the socio-technical changes, and consequent legal challenges, faced by our contemporary connected society.

Table of Contents

1: Hacking and Law

2: Hacker Culture

3: Hacker Norms and Values

4: Laws on Hacking

5: Hacking’s Interactions with Law

6: Normative Conclusions and Areas of Law Reform

About the Author

Michael Anthony C. Dizon is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He previously worked as an information and communications technology lawyer and researcher for institutions and organisations in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines.

About the Series

Law, Science and Society

Traditionally, the role of law has been to implement political decisions concerning the relationship between science and society. Increasingly, however, as our understanding of the complex dynamic between law, science and society deepens, this instrumental characterisation is seen to be inadequate, but as yet we have only a limited conception of what might take its place. In short, there is a need for new research and scholarship, and it is to that need that this series responds.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / Security
COMPUTERS / Security / General
COMPUTERS / Social Aspects / General
LAW / Computer & Internet