Can the Internet regulate itself? Faced with a range of 'harms' and conflicts associated with the new media – from gambling to pornography – many governments have resisted the temptation to regulate, opting instead to encourage media providers to develop codes of conduct and technical measures to regulate themselves.
Codifying Cyberspace looks at media self-regulation in practice, in a variety of countries. It also examines the problems of balancing private censorship against fundamental rights to freedom of expression and privacy for media users. This book is the first full-scale study of self-regulation and codes of conduct in these fast-moving new media sectors and is the result of a three-year Oxford University study funded by the European Commission.
Chapter 1 The ‘Classic’ Model of Self Regulation on the Internet Chapter 2 Self-Regulation of Media Content in Europe Chapter 3 Methodology and Media Self-Regulatory Codes of Conduct Chapter 4 Press councils: codes and analysis of codes in the EU Chapter 5 Mechanisms for self-regulation in the broadcasting sector in the EU Chapter 6 Internet Content and Self-Regulation Chapter 7 ISP Codes of Conduct Chapter 8 Self-regulation of the electronic games industry Chapter 9 Self-regulation of the film industry Chapter 10 Mobile Telephony-Delivered Internet Services and Codes of Conduct to Protect Minors from Adult Content Chapter 11 The Privatisation of Censorship? Self-regulation and freedom of expression Chapter 12 Concluding Chapter