Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Technology and the Law

There was a fascinating article on CNN.com the other day that asked the question, "Can Technology Keep up With the Law?" This is a very thought provoking article about real life cases of libel, slander and freedom of speech. The article explores some of the reasons why the law is usually about five years behind developing technologies and talks about how we have started to enter a "world without anonymity" in which the details of our lives are put online through social media sites. This is a great article to stimulate a classroom discussion or debate about freedom of speech and internet law.

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